Jessica Josefczyk, MT-BC is a music therapist practicing in the Dayton area. She has been working in the field in a variety of clinical settings since graduating from the University of Dayton in 2012. Currently, Jessica is working with older adults at Bethany Village, a continuum care facility in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, Jessica works as an adjunct supervisor for undergraduate students at the University of Dayton, serves as the secretary and membership chair for the Association of Ohio Music Therapists, and is planning on pursuing a masters degree in music therapy in the fall of 2017.
Larisa McHugh, MA, MT-BC completed her undergraduate training at the University of Dayton and went on to intern at Bethany Village. In 2003 Larisa completed the Master of Arts in Music Therapy program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. An active clinician working in private practice, Larisa also provides educational opportunities to music therapy students as a practicum supervisor at the University of Dayton and as faculty member of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. In addition to acting as a clinician, supervisor, and instructor, Larisa is an Advanced Trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. She has served in numerous leadership positions for state, regional, and AMTA and offered presentations at various conferences.
The older adult population in the US is growing exponentially. There are many opportunities for music therapists to provide care that enhances quality of life for those in the later stages of life. This course will examine current trends as well as provide a foundation for approaching music therapy for older adults within a humanistic framework.
10:45-11:45am AOMT General Business Meeting
12:00-3:00pm CMTE (lunch included)
1. Attendees will identify and define trends in healthcare for
Older Adults in the US. CBMT I.B.2, 3, 4; III.B.1
2. Attendees will identify and define humanistic approach to music
therapy with Older Adults. CBMT II.A.3.c, d; II.4.e
3. Attendees will consider how to implement various music
therapy methods to address the needs of Older Adults and their
family members. CBMT II.A.1.a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h; 2.a, b, d, g, j, m,
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