Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Music Therapy Faculty Present at AMTA National Conference

Drs. Petra Kern and Laura Beer presented at the national American Music Therapy Association conference in November 2013.

Laura Beer led a continuing music therapy education seminar and a presentation:

Voices in Music Therapy:
Creative Trends in Qualitative Research

Qualitative research approaches are being recognized for their effectiveness in gathering and analyzing data sensitive to therapeutic nuances and cultural/gender identities.

Creative Uses of Music in Qualitative Research

This session focuses on Dr. Beer's innovative use of improvisation in her doctoral work, the role of performativity in music therapy research, and trends in the literature.

Petra Kern led, or co-led, several presentations and discussions, including:

Tap, Drag, and Swipe: Select the Best Music App for the Task

This presentation features key messages of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center statement on technology and interactive media in early childhood programs, applying them to music therapy practice.

Contemporary Teaching:
From the Basement to the Virtual Classrooms

Past, present and future global trends in the supervision and training in music therapy coursework, clinical experiences, and theses supervision, presented by panelists.

Giving Practitioners a Voice:
Outcomes of the National Survey Study on ASD

This presentation reports the outcomes of the recent survey study, conducted in collaboration with AMTA's Strategic Priority on ASD Workgroup, pertaining to current music therapy practices and trends in working with individuals diagnosed with ASD.

Laura Beer is the director of the music therapy program at Marylhurst University. She is an established researcher and author in peer-reviewed journals, a published songwriter, and she serves on the editorial board of Music Therapy Perspectives.

Petra Kern is a member of the music therapy faculty. Her clinical and research focus is on young children with autism spectrum disorder.
In 2012, she received the national service award from the American Music Therapy Association.

 

Related News

See All News

Kari Merkl Exhibits at Museum of Contemporary Craft

Kari Merkl, interior design faculty, exhibits two pieces from her Merkled furniture collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through January 2015.

Tonda Liggett Published in Democracy & Education Journal

Tonda Liggett, education faculty, published an article about inclusion of English language learners in teaching about democracy in America in the fall 2014 issue of Democracy & Education.

Calendar

See All Events

December 24, 2014

Solutions Group Mediation Praxis

A mediation practice. Learn about conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. No experience required. Participate or observe. Open to all. Held...

READ MORE

January 08, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

READ MORE

January 11, 2015

Music in the Woods: FearNoMusic

For those who enjoy the adventuresome side of music, FearNoMusic will present a program comprised of scores not-often-heard but sure to thrill! V...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University