About the Conference

The Canadian Association of Music Therapists invites you to share the latest in music therapy practice, theory, and research at our 48th Annual CAMT Conference taking place May 26 - 28, 2022 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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"Riding the Rapids - Trusting the Process"

The in-person conference will include presentations from two esteemed Keynote Speakers plus 26 concurrent session presentations, 2 panels, a President’s Reception, Banquet, and Presentation from CAMT’s Executive Director.

There will also be association meetings online prior to the conference and an online / pre-recorded video conference option available the week after the conference. With provincial health regulations changing so quickly, CAMT is committed to providing delegates with attendance options that will give them the best conference experience possible.
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May 27 | 6:30 AM ET | Zumba!
Zumba!

Location: Peninsula
Join us for a lively and fun Zumba class led by Kimiko Suzuki to start your conference day off right! A Zumba® class -- known as a Zumba® Fitness-Party™ -- combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Zumba® uses Latin and International music and dance moves.

Kimiko Suzuki has been a certified Zumba instructor and ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) member since 2019 and is licensed to teach both Zumba and Zumba Gold classes. She has facilitated groups in-person, as well as virtually throughout the past three years.

May 27 | 8:00 AM ET | Morning Music
Morning Music

Location: Oakes North
Come early to visit, listen and move. To fit with our theme of "Riding the Rapids" we’ll "Stream" some music on the big screen to break the ice. Chat, sing along or just get settled – whatever you need!

May 27 | 9:00 AM ET | Singing Our Way to Awareness: Trusting the River
Singing Our Way to Awareness: Trusting the River

Location: Oakes North
Keynote Presentation
What happens when you allow the river to guide you? And what happens when you try to resist or try to change its direction? Over these past two years, through these historic and difficult times, we have had a chance to examine our own answers to these questions. For some, the river may have seemed as if it were raging and uncompromising, while others may have surrendered to the still, deep waters and have found an opportunity for calm reflection. How do you find ways to trust your own process?

In her keynote address, Nicola will share her own story of reflection. She will share how she has been able to establish a connection between herself and the environment around her through a listening practice that she calls “environmental vocal exploration” (EVE). When engaging in EVE, vocal improvisation becomes a practice of listening awareness. Nicola will examine the use of the voice when singing in place as a way to change perceptions of the self and the environment and consider how singing in place can be a way to “know” by listening to the intermateriality between our bodies and the places in which we sing.

The presentation will include an overview of her research, her dreams for that research, and a way of thinking about singing that allows for communication and reciprocity between ourselves and our environments. Through narrative, audio and video clips, and experiential moments, she will guide you towards trusting in the flow of your own river.

May 27 | 10:00 AM ET | Break
Break


May 27 | 10:30 AM ET | Critical Allyship: Building Meaningful Relationships While Practicing Social Justice in Music Therapy 
Critical Allyship: Building Meaningful Relationships While Practicing Social Justice in Music Therapy 

Location: Oakes North
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel
Participants will engage in discussion around tools to critically self-reflect and deepen understanding when dealing with privilege, power dynamics, and cultural safety.

Specific talking points will include:
- Acknowledging, honouring, and redistributing gifts of knowledge upon which music therapy is built
- How to avoid acting in ways that are performative
- Incorporating equity into practice while preventing burnout

Participants will be empowered to integrate their new awareness and understanding into their music therapy work to increase ethical practice and create a therapeutic space that is as inclusive as possible.

Kimiko Suzuki | CAMT Equity Chair
CAMT Equity Chair

Biography
Eleanor Hart | MA, MTA
MA, MTA

Biography
Bernadette Kutarna | MTA
MTA

Biography
Gloria Lipski | MA, RP, MTA
MA, RP, MTA

Biography


May 27 | 11:30 AM ET | Lunch (not included in registration)
Lunch (not included in registration)

May 27 | 1:00 PM ET | Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions

Location: Salon A
Riding the Research Rapids during COVID-19: Embracing the Unexpected
When COVID-19 took hold and hopes of quickly 'getting back to normal' were dashed, many research projects were paused indefinitely, cancelled, or re-envisioned. This interactive discussion features experiences and unanticipated revelations of music therapist researchers and graduate research assistants involved in two studies directly impacted and informed by the pandemic.

Dr. Laurel Young | MTA, Psychotherapist (Quebec) FAMI
MTA, Psychotherapist (Quebec) FAMI

Biography
Dr. Bing-Yi Pan | MA (music therapy), MTA C.Hyp (clinical hynotherapist)
MA (music therapy), MTA C.Hyp (clinical hynotherapist)

Biography
Benjamin Steven Magidson | GrDipMT
GrDipMT

Biography
Kayley Patterson | MA
MA

Biography

Location: Peninsula
SOCOM: A social communication music therapy protocol for adults with developmental disabilities
"SOCOM" is a music therapy protocol for adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities focused on developing social communication skills given an in-person and online format. This presentation will offer therapeutic approaches, techniques, testimonials, and resources to empower this population as they embrace their neurodiversity and enter adulthood.

Alejandra Arevalo | LPMT-BC, MTA
LPMT-BC, MTA

Biography
Dr. Hayoung Lim | LPMT-BC
LPMT-BC

Biography

Location: Niagara
Truth and Reconciliation in Music Therapy Practice
This session will provide an overview of Canadian residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report. Ideas for application within music therapy practice will be provided for the healthcare calls to action. Attendees will discuss how they are pursuing reconciliation and brainstorm action steps for their own lives and practice.

Tinaya Entz | BMT, MTA, MT-BC
BMT, MTA, MT-BC

Biography

Location: Salon B
"WALK IN MY SHOES AND I'LL TELL YOU NO LIES." The Power of Perspective
"Walk in my shoes and I'll tell you no lies." Sharing stories and real-life experiences, this narrative gives one person’s honest, frank and reflective account on being a black music therapist and business owner currently working in our healthcare field.

Thyra Andrews | RP, MA, MTA, AVPT
RP, MA, MTA, AVPT

Biography

May 27 | 2:30 PM ET | Break
Break


May 27 | 3:00 PM ET | Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions

Location: Niagara
A research study on music therapy and music listening interventions and agitation.
Camilla will share the process and findings of a research study titled “A cross over design study comparing the effectiveness in reducing agitated behaviours of persons with dementia using passive music listening versus music therapy interventions”. Included in the presentation will be examples of the music therapy interventions utilized.

Camilla Schroeder | BMT, MTA
BMT, MTA

Biography

Location: Salon A
Global Perspectives to Inform Culturally Humble Music Therapy Practice
Music therapy perspectives from China, India, Korea, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa will be offered to advance our global understandings of the practice of music therapy and music in healthcare. These examples will further highlight the necessity to provide culturally humble and culturally responsive music therapy services.

Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes | RP, MTA, MT-BC
RP, MTA, MT-BC

Biography
Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi | MACP, MMT, RP, MTA, NMT Fellow
MACP, MMT, RP, MTA, NMT Fellow

Biography

Location: Peninsula
HB Rocks: A Community Music Therapy Revolution!
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital clients and music therapists, in partnership with volunteer community musicians, have answered the call of social revolution for inclusion and diversity. After five years of high energy public concerts, HB Rocks now considers how to move forward within the CoVID-19 pandemic.

Andrea Lamont | MSC, RP, MTA, FAMI
MSC, RP, MTA, FAMI

Biography
Matthew Wan | RP (qualifying), MTA
RP (qualifying), MTA

Biography

May 27 | 4:00 PM ET | Break
Break


May 27 | 4:30 PM ET | Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions

Location: Salon B
Participants’ Experiences of a Receptive Music Therapy Intervention That Incorporates Raga
The presentation pertains to the author’s study published in The Arts in Psychotherapy journal on the experiences of 3 participants unfamiliar with raga within a live-receptive raga intervention. How to integrate raga in Canadian music therapy practice will be explored, and a brief experiential featuring sitar will be facilitated.

Stephen Venkatarangam | PhD Candidate, MA, MTA
PhD Candidate, MA, MTA

Biography

Location: Salon A
A Research Proposal: The Effect of Music Intervention on Movement Skills and Quality of Life in Adults with Autism
Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at a much higher risk of physical and mental health challenges than the matched population as they age. External auditory stimulus such as music intervention shows potential of being able to address motor performance issues that could prevent injury and improve quality of life.

Julia Beth Kowaleski | MMT, NMT-F, MTA
MMT, NMT-F, MTA

Biography

Location: Niagara
An Overview of Recent Literature regarding Music/Music Therapy for Mechanically Ventilated Patients
This presentation will explore the existing literature on the use of music and music therapy with patients who are awake and receiving mechanical ventilation. We will explore what methods have been used thus far, the outcomes, and what gaps and limitations currently exist in the literature.

Meredith Woodiwiss
Biography

Location: Peninsula
Improvised Active Music Therapy Treatment: Methodological System in Neurological Rehabilitation
This presentation first provides attendees with a methodological system for using individual Improvised Active Music Therapy treatment in neurological rehabilitation. Then, the presentation provides results on a feasibility study measured the ability of three right-handed participants with Parkinson’s disease to acquire greater density of syncopation.

Dr. Demian Kogutek | MTA
MTA

Biography

May 27 | 6:00 PM ET | Research Symposium (Poster Presentations)
Research Symposium (Poster Presentations)

Location: Oakes Foyer
The following posters will be shared and the presenters available to answer questions. This will be an exhibit/fair style event. Come check out the studies and chat with the researchers before you head to the banquet!

Group NMT Telehealth to Decrease Tension and Pain in Persons with Dystonia
Primary Presenter: Kathrin Mertel MM, NMT-F, PhD Student
University of Toronto

Patterned Sensory Enhancement for Motor and Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease
Primary Presenter: Melissa Tan MA, RP, MTA, NMT-F
Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC), Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

Effects of music-based attention and executive function training on neurocognition in MDD
Primary Presenter: Melissa Tan MA, RP, MTA, NMT-F
University of Toronto

Musical Priming for Speech Syntax Processing in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease
Primary Presenter: Stéphanie K. Lavigne PhD Candidate, MA, MT-BC, MTA, NMT
Music and Health Science Research Collaboratory, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

MACT Telehealth Feasibility Study (online only)
Primary Presenter: Anna Karpazis NMT, MTA, PhD Candidate
University of Toronto

Neurologic Music Therapy via Telehealth for Improving Speech in Parkinson’s Disease
Primary Presenter: Hope Pascoe MTA, BMT
Music and Health Sciences Research Collaboratory at the University of Toronto

Musical Mnemonics Training: Immediate and Delayed Recall in a Client with Dementia
Primary Presenter: Jessica Teich MM, MT-BC, MTA, NMT-F
University of Toronto

Faith and Practice: How Religious Beliefs Affect a Music Therapist’s Clinical Identity and Practice
Primary Presenter: Victoria Di Giovanni, Master of Music Therapy Student
Wilfrid Laurier University

May 27 | 7:00 PM ET | Banquet
Banquet

Location: Oakes North
Join us for an evening of food, fun, and friends including a buffet dinner followed by live music with the Shananigans. This 4-5 piece band based in Kitchener, Ontario performs traditional Irish, Scottish and Canadian East Coast Folk music as well as a mix of popular music. Shananigans have performed at many events & festivals sharing the stage with some of the biggest touring acts of our time including: John McDermott, the American Rogues, Albannach, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Canyon just to name a few. http://www.shananigans.ca

The Banquet is included in the In-Person Full Conference Registration and the In-Person Friday Only Registration.

If you have a guest joining you for the banquet, you can buy them a ticket up until Wednesday May 18th.

Keynote Speakers
Nicola Oddy
PhD RP MTA CCC
Keynote - Friday May 27th
Singing Our Way to Awareness: Trusting the River

What happens when you allow the river to guide you? And what happens when you try to resist or try to change its direction? Over these past two years, through these historic and difficult times, we have had a chance to examine our own answers to these questions. For some, the river may have seemed as if it were raging and uncompromising, while others may have surrendered to the still, deep waters and have found an opportunity for calm reflection. How do you find ways to trust your own process?


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Valerie Spironello
MSW, RSW
Keynote - Saturday May 28th
"Sometimes I'd Rather be Eating Gelato!" The cost of caring...

The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet. (Remen, 1996) Having worked in the field of child welfare, domestic violence, palliative care and now private practice, Valerie knows first-hand the ‘Cost of Caring’. Using her ‘re-discovered’ sense of humour, Valerie will share how Compassion Fatigue snuck up on her, changed her and how she survived to tell her story.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors
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Concertino
Sonata
Allegro
Registration Pricing

Student Member
EARLY BIRD PRICING
UNTIL MARCH 15, 2022
LIVE ONLINE with Pre-Recorded Videos
$149.00
In-Person Full Conference
$199.00
HYBRID (In-Person + live online + pre-recorded videos)
$249.00
REGULAR PRICING
STARTS MARCH 16, 2022
LIVE ONLINE with Pre-Recorded Videos
$179.00
In-Person Full Conference
$229.00
HYBRID (In-Person + live online + pre-recorded videos)
$279.00
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
IN-PERSON Friday Only
$269.00
IN-PERSON Saturday Only
$269.00
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP
$49.00
Guest Ticket for BANQUET
$79.00
ASSOCIATION MEETINGS DAY
$0.00
CAMT Member
EARLY BIRD PRICING
UNTIL MARCH 15, 2022
LIVE ONLINE with Pre-Recorded Videos
$289.00
In-Person Full Conference
$399.00
HYBRID (In-Person + live online + pre-recorded videos)
$449.00
REGULAR PRICING
STARTS MARCH 16, 2022
LIVE ONLINE with Pre-Recorded Videos
$319.00
In-Person Full Conference
$429.00
HYBRID (In-Person + live online + pre-recorded videos)
$479.00
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
IN-PERSON Friday Only
$269.00
IN-PERSON Saturday Only
$269.00
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP
$69.00
Guest Ticket for BANQUET
$79.00
ASSOCIATION MEETINGS DAY
$0.00
Non-Member
EARLY BIRD PRICING
UNTIL MARCH 15, 2022
LIVE ONLINE with Pre-Recorded Videos
$339.00
In-Person Full Conference
$449.00
HYBRID (In-Person + live online + pre-recorded videos)
$499.00
REGULAR PRICING
STARTS MARCH 16, 2022
LIVE ONLINE with Pre-Recorded Videos
$369.00
In-Person Full Conference
$479.00
HYBRID (In-Person + live online + pre-recorded videos)
$529.00
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
IN-PERSON Friday Only
$269.00
IN-PERSON Saturday Only
$269.00
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP
$89.00
Guest Ticket for BANQUET
$79.00
ASSOCIATION MEETINGS DAY
$0.00

Student Member

CAMT Member

Non-Member

EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL MARCH 15, 2022

Live Online with Pre-Recorded Videos
$149.00
$289.00
$339.00
In-Person Full Conference
$199.00
$399.00
$449.00
Hybrid (In-Person + Live Online + Pre-Recorded Videos)
$249.00
$449.00
$499.00

REGULAR PRICING STARTS MARCH 16, 2022

Live Online with Pre-Recorded Videos
$179.00
$319.00
$369.00
In-Person Full Conference
$229.00
$429.00
$479.00
Hybrid (In-Person + Live Online + Pre-Recorded Videos)
$279.00
$479.00
$529.00

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

In-Person (Friday Only)
$269.00
$269.00
$269.00
In-Person (Saturday Only)
$269.00
$269.00
$269.00
Pre-Conference Workshop
$49.00
$69.00
$89.00
Guest Ticket for Banquet
$79.00
$79.00
$79.00
Association Meetings Day
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
 
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About the Content Shared At The Conference

This work appears as part of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists’ initiatives in continuing education. It aims to provide information and opinion which will assist music therapists in maintaining and enhancing their competence. It does not, however, represent or embody any official position of, or statement by, the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) except where this may be specifically indicated; nor does it attempt to set forth definitive practice standards or to provide legal advice. The material contained herein is intended to be used thoughtfully, as nothing in the work relieves readers of their responsibility to consider it in the light of their own professional skill and judgment. The CAMT accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and expressly disclaims any such responsibility.