Faculty Spotlight: Elaine Abbott

elaine abbottThis month, we feature Dr. Elaine Abbott, Associate Professor and Director of Music Therapy. Dr. Abbott has recently published an article in titled, "Subjective observation in music therapy: A study of student practicum logs." The article's focus "was to identify music therapy teaching/learning concepts imbedded in the subjective clinical assessments undergraduate students wrote in clinical practicum logs."

In the article, music therapy concepts of teaching and learning are organized and presented as they relate to larger frameworks of teaching. "It was concluded that teaching music therapy students concepts such as those identified in this study might provide students the use of further core ideas to explore learning about multiple therapeutic populations and approaches."

Elaine Abbott, Director of Music Therapy at Duquesne University, has over 20 years of clinical music therapy experience in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient behavioral health facilities and private music psychotherapy practice. She maintains a small clinical music psychotherapy practice. Dr. Abbott's research interests include client, therapist and paraprofessional experiences in music therapy processes. She sits on editorial boards for the Journal of the Association of Music and Imagery and Music Therapy Perspectives. Read more about Elaine here.


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