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Abstracts 2021

In order of the conference presentation schedule:
  • An Original Harmonic and Scientific Approach to the Pythagorean Music of the Spheres and its Practical Application in Music Therapy ~ Tony Crisos, MM
  • Finding Hope in the Face of Trauma: Prisons, Borders, and Mental Health ~ André De Quadros, EdD
  • Keynote Address: Inspiring Your ‘WHY?’ ~ Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC
  • A New Medical System Based on Vibration ~ David Gibson
  • On Music and Grief: Using Song to Help a Community in Trauma ~ Jonathan Seligman, MA
  • Voice Disorders ~ David Palmer, MD
  • A Review of Current Research of Utilizing Music with Pediatric Patients ~ Amy Painter MSN, FNP, PNP
  • Panel Discussion with Dr. Kent Nelson, Raina Saunders, Dr. Sheerin Hosseini, Dr. Roy KennedyMusic With a Disability – A Comparative Overview of Individuals Outside the Norm
  • A Case Study of an Advanced Violinist With A Cochlear Implant ~ Raina Saunders, MM
  • The Lived Experiences of Adult Musicians with Dyscalculia: Implications for Mental Health ~ Sheerin Hosseini, PhD
  • Music Therapy and Children/Adolescents With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Literature Review ~ Waverly Claire Noble
  • Music Learning and Tourette Syndrome ~ Roy Kennedy, PhD, MT-BC, LPMT
  • Clinical Trial Results: Ability of ‘Five Phase Nodal Sounds’ to Affect Hypertension in Humans ~ Michael Ishii, MSTOM, PhD candidate
  • Panel Discussion with Dr. Steve Jackowicz, Michael Ishii, Dena Gold, Tim Klemt, Adina DabijaMusic in Ancient China
  • Drumming and Acupuncture to Treat Emotional Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ~ CT Holman, MS, LAc
  • Healing With Sound and Vibration with Tuning Forks ~ Dr. June Leslie Wieder
  • The Effects of Music on Anxiety and Depression in Patients Diagnosed with Covid-19 Disease ~ David O. Akombo, PhD
  • Creating Sounds that Feel Good ~ Andy Zadrozny
  • Transforming Music into Medical Treatments for Epilepsy and Pain ~ Grzegorz Bulaj, PhD

Abstracts 2019

In order of the conference presentation schedule:
  • The cross-cultural experiences of music therapists working with adolescent girls with significant trauma in  Jamaica ~ Lillie Klein, MS, MT-BC & Lora
  • An Unsculpted Block of Time: A Humanistic Approach to Using Music Therapy with Acute, Adult Psychiatric Groups – Literature Review ~ Jon Reichert, MBA, MS, MT-BC
  • The Effect of Instrumental performance on Diabetic Musicians vs. Non-Diabetic Musician ~ Dr. Derrick Alan Crow, Ph.D.
  • Music and Art to Build Posttraumatic Growth with Women in the Psychiatric Forensic Mental HealthSetting: A Pilot Study ~ Dr. Laryssa M. Creswell, MT-BC, LCPC & Deirdre Cogan ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC, CCTP
  • An Assessment Tool for Participant Groupings for Human Neuroimaging Research: Measuring Musical Training ~ Dr. Catheryn R. Shaw, Ph.D.
  • Musical Saint Composers of Andhra, India-Tyagaraja-A Study ~ Prof. Vijayakumar Babu
  • A Clinical Case of Insomnia due to Tinnitus Treated with Music Integrative Neurotherapy ~ Dr. Alexander J. Graur
  • Importance of Family in Pediatric Medical Music Therapy ~ Lora Heller, MS, MT-BC, LCAT
  • Melodic Scales of Indian Music on Electrophysiological Parameters ~ Dr. KirthanaKunikullaya, MD, MS
  • Keynote Address: Cosmicization and the Divine Indwelling: Music, Sound, and Resonant Manifestation ~ Dr. Steve Jackowicz, Ph.D.
  • Music-based interventions on the improvement of physical, social and emotional well-being of strokepatients ~ Doru Paul, MD , PhD.
  • Live Healing Musical Experience Crystal Singing Bowls, Voice and Angel Harp: Music Relaxation Session ~ Eluv Elise Zotos
  • Therapeutic effects of Indian Classical Music by Raga’s in Human Health ~ Dr. Deepak K. Mittal, Dr. Sunita Baroda, Dr. Neera Sharma
  • The Effects of Music Therapy on Second Language Acquisition When Used as a Supplemental Toolfor Adult Immigrants in a Community College ~ r. Roy Kennedy, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPMT
  • Healing Frequencies 174hz-963hz Decoded From the Bible ~ Carla Rose Kelly & Julia MacKinley, MSc,
  • Music and Mental Health: A systematic Review of Literature on Functional Music Medicine ~ Dr. David Akombo, Ph.D
  • Middle School Music Ensemble Participation, Homophobic Name-Calling, and Mental Health ~ Dr. Jared R. Rawlings
  • Influence of Music on Student’s Biopsychosocial Well-being ~ Dr. Sabina Vidulin, Ph.D.;  Dr. Iva Milovan Delic, Ph.D.; Dr. Jasna Valic, MD
  • Bridging Humanistic Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice in Music-Centered Music Therapy ~ Dr. Suzanne Sorel, DA, LCAT, MT-BC
  • Plato’s Harmonious Man: A Musical Journey Within Using “Charms”, Silence and Remembrance of the Cosmic Harmony ~ Adina Dabija, L.Ac, Dipl.O.M
  • Musical Saint Composers of Andhra, India-Tyagaraja – A Study ~ Professor Vijayakumar Babu
  • Exploring the Connection between Mind, Body, and Soul through Sound and Movement: FindingYour Own Homeostasis through Crystal Bowls and African Drumming ~ Dr. David Akombo, Ph.D.& Eluv Elise Zotos
  • The Cyber Orchestra Method’s Effect on Attention Span and Self-Esteem in Typically DevelopingFive to Six-Year Old Children ~ Ricardo Hurtado; Samantha Nichole Chase; Dr. Roy Kennedy, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPMT
  • The Microcosmic Orbit of the Qingcheng Mountain Tradition: Sound as a Tool for Spiritual Enlightenment ~ Prof. Yuanming Zhang

Abstracts 2017

In order of the conference presentation schedule:
  • Navigating Embouchure Focal Dystonia: A Case Study ~ Dr. Joseph Carucci
  • Re-Examining the Standard Tuning and its Effects on Humans ~ L. Elise Carter
  • Exploring the Ancient Chinese Numerology in Music and Medicine ~ Dena Gold, M.Ac., L.Ac.
  • De-Allergizing from Environmental, Food and Other Sensitivities with Individualized Prescriptive Music ~ Michael Legge
  • Toning: The Human Voice as an instrument for Neuromodulation ~ Lynn Miller MA MT
  • Music in Special Education and Cerebral Palsy; Motor Development, Memory and Emotion ~ Dr. Emma  Rodriguez & Kaleb Santana
  • Sound as a Formative Force that Transforms and Organizes Consciousness and Matter ~ Dr. Timothy Klemt,DACM, L.Ac.
  • Any Song Can be a Lullaby: Adapting Songs for Comfort, Relaxation and Spiritual Support End of Life ~ Laura Thomae MT-BC
  • Bio-guided Music Therapy: Utilizing Native Flute Biofeedback ~ Eric B. Miller, Ph.D.MT-BC BCB
  • Toning Light Language, an Experiential Observation Study ~ Janey Butterworth MSSW, LCSW
  • The Effects of Music on Pain Perception in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease ~ Dr. Kristie Lipford,Dr. Wendy Thompson, Dr. David Akombo
  • Study Using the Five Nodal Sounds of Chinese Medicine to Treat Hypertension in Humans ~ Michael Ishii, MSTOM, L.Ac.
  • Sacred Sounds of the Chinese Tradition ~ Yuanming Zhang
  • Healing Moments: Facilitating SelfExpression Through Music Improvisation in Psychotherapy ~ Lynn J. Saltiel, MSSW, LCSW
  • Story Songs: Using Poetry and Music to Build Community and Heal ~ JoAnne Spies
  • A New Holistic Approach for Healing with Music: Love Based, Positive Lyrics with Improvised Music ~ Carla Rose Kelly & Julia MacKinley, MSc
  • Mind, Memory, and Mantra ~ Eve Kodiak
  • The effects of music therapy techniques on the speaking skills of adult English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) students ~ Dr. Roy Kennedy
  • An examination of the Meridian System and the Bell Tree in the Treatment of Patients in the Traditional Chinese Medicine ~ Dr. Steve Jackowicz
  • Music Therapy for Inpatient Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care—Unique Considerations for Patients and Family Members ~ Pamela J. Carlton, MS, MT-BC
  • The Affective Cerebral Response to Music: Impact of Happy, Sad, and Angry Music ~ Chyi June Khoo
  • Correlation Between Traditional East Asian Acupuncture Hologram Theory and Replicative Self-Symmetry in Musical Scales ~ Raymond S. Hong
  • A Correlational Study of Performance Anxiety of Non-Musicians ~ Dr. Derrick Alan Crow
  • Spiritual Healing and Exorcism: Music as a Catalyst in Sacred Space ~ D. Weldon Cochren, M.Div.

Abstracts 2015

In order of the conference presentation schedule:
  • How School-Based Therapists Use Music to Treat Students with Special Needs ~ Mara E. Culp, PhD
    (ABD) & Angela M. Guerriero, PhD (ABD), MT-BC

Abstracts 2013

Abstracts 2011