Advanced Trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music – Appalachian Sate University
Board Certified Music Therapist, CBMT 1997- present
An active clinician working in hospice care
Served as a practicum supervisor and internship director.
Served in numerous leadership positions for state, regional, and national music therapy organizations
Presenter at state, regional, national, and international music therapy conferences on topics such as Musical Techniques of Engagement, Music Therapy Internship and Supervision, Music Therapy for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
McHugh, L., Gardstrom, S., Hiller, J. Brewer, M., & Diestelkamp, W. (2012). The effect of pre-meal, vocal re-creative music therapy on nutritional intake of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: A pilot study. Music Therapy Perspectives, 30,(1), 32-42.
Recognition and Awards
The Florence Tyson Grant to study Music Psychotherapy, November 2012
Association of Music and Imagery – Level III Advanced Trainee, Member
Association of Ohio Music Therapists – Professional Member
American Music Therapy Association – Professional Member