Phil Mauskapf

Phillip Mauskapf

Adjunct Professor of Music Therapy
Mary Pappert School of Music
Music Therapy

Music, Room 319
Phone: 412.396.6080
mauskapp@duq.edu

Education:

M.S., Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
B.S., Duquesne University
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
Biography

Phil Mauskapf, MS, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist and performer. After graduating with a degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Pittsburgh, he acquired his Music Therapy degree from Duquesne University in 2009. Phil then earned his Master of Science degree in Music Therapy from IUPUI in 2011 while helping research the effects of music therapy on adults and children undergoing cancer treatment. Since 2011, he has worked at Western Psychiatric Hospital where he runs DBT-informed music therapy groups as a means for patients to overcome and cope with psychiatric crises. He works with a variety of populations including patients with eating disorders, intellectual disabilities, autism, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and mood disorders. His current research focus is a ‘Recording Studio' program where he works with adolescents through songwriting and recording to improve self-expression, improve goal-oriented thinking, process experiences, improve self-esteem, build positive social experiences, and develop skills to manage anxiety.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Music Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Acute Psychiatric Care