AMTA 2019 Conference

Friday 29 November & Saturday 30 November 2019

This year we are changing things up a little; in order to incorporate some advanced training and a symposium into our annual event.

We hope you enjoy the expanded options available this year; and you take advantage of all our national event has to offer this year.

Alongside our annual conference we will be presenting a special event, the ‘Music, Adolescents and Trauma’ Symposium, in partnership with Professor Katrina McFerran and the University of Melbourne.

More information on the Conference program coming soon!


Day 1: Friday 29th November 2019

*Presenting authors are indicated in bold type
*Please note that the below AMTA 2019 Program is a provisional program and is subject to change at any time.

Times Friday 29th November 2019
Hanson Dyer Hall – Level 3
8.30am
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10am

Conference Opening Ceremony
Opening Session Presented by The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation - Gold Sponsor

Official Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
Professor Richard Kurth
Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne

Guest Speaker: Dr Jonathon Welch AM

Professor Katrina McFerran (Australia)
Overview of Music Therapy, Adolescents and Trauma
Local speaker: Dr Rebecca Fairchild

International Keynote: Dr Philippa Derrington (Scotland)
Reconsidering therapeutic space, therapeutic relationship and conversations around music therapy:
Reflections on working alongside a young adolescent who experienced childhood trauma
Local speaker: Kate Teggelove

10am
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10.30am
10.30am
-
11.15am
11.15am
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11.45am
Morning Break Morning Tea Provided
Symposium times Music, Adolescents and Trauma Symposium
Kenneth Myer Auditorium
Conference times Parkinson's
Rm 808
Education & Disability
Room 809
Supporting Parents
Room 810
Collaboration & Voice
Room 811
11.45am
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12.25pm
Dr Viggo Krüger (Norway)
Music therapy in trauma informed child protection: bridging provision, protection and participation
Local speakers: Asami Koike and Rachel Comte
11.45am
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12.15pm
Research presentation
Advocacy, Equity and Partnerships: Reflections of a transdisciplinary approach to the treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Tanya Marie Silveira, Dr Anuka Papapuram, Elise Helfensdorfer, Sam Gibson, Dr Miriam Johnston & Lara Fernandez
 Research presentation
What about the teacher? Partnering with teachers through "Music for Wellbeing" professional learning.
Meg Steele
Research presentation
Parental voice in the NICU: A universal program to optimize functioning
Dr Helen Shoemark
Roundtable
Co-design & co-production: Partnering with clients in every stage of music therapy practice and research
Dr Jennifer Bibb, Dr Elly Scrine & Dr Carmen Cheong Clinch
12.25pm
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12.50pm

Giulia Fedrigo (Italy)
A survey of music therapy practice with adolescents

Local speaker: Jae Eun Song
The spectrum of creative arts therapies in practice in the trauma field

12.20pm
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12.50pm
Research presentation
Partnerships in research: A controlled trial examining effects of a 12-month interdisciplinary ParkinSong group intervention on communication and wellbeing in people with Parkinson's
Dr Jeanette Tamplin, Prof Meg Morris, Caterina Marigliani, Prof Felicity Baker, A/Prof Adam Vogel
Clinical presentation
Celebrating Neurodiversity: An RMT's Journey to Diagnosis
Belinda McNamara
Research presentation
It's Complicated: A Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and Music Drawing and Narrative (MDN) partnership approach to high-risk pregnancies.
Bec Watt & Helena Anolak
12.50pm
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1.30pm
Dr Suvi Saarikallio (Finland)
Developing measurement tools for affective processing in therapy and trauma
Local speaker: Kate Aitkinson
12.55pm
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1.25pm
Research presentation
'Doing things together is what it's about': Supporting partnerships and building connections through group therapeutic songwriting with people living with dementia and their family caregivers
Phoebe Stretton-Smith & Dr Imogen Clark
Clinical presentation
An innovative partnership: Working together to create a new music, speech and community Transition to School Program.
Samantha Schoeler-Jones
Clinical presentation
The role of Music Therapy in the context of a Social Work-led Parent Support Service
Stefanie Zappino & Elena Schiena
Research presentation
Partnerships Promoting Advocacy
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User engagement in the music therapy research process
Dr Daphne Rickson
1.30pm
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2.30pm
Lunch Break Lunch Provided
Music, Adolescents and Trauma Symposium
Kenneth Myer Auditorium
Innovative approaches
Room 808
Participant experiences
Room 809
Collaboration & Children
Room 810
Clinical Practice
Room 811
2.30pm
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3.10pm
Dr Andreas Wölfl (Germany)
Clinical music therapy for young people with post traumatic stress disorder
Local speaker: Dr Carmen Cheong-Clinch
2.30
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3pm
Research presentation
The MT-VR Solution: A novel telehealth approach to delivering online group singing therapy for people with quadriplegia
Dr Jeanette Tamplin, Ben Loveridge, Yunhan Li, Ken Clarke & Prof David Berlowitz
Oral presentation
Making research practices more inclusive: exploring data collection procedures for including people who live with dementia in qualitative research interviews
Zara Thompson, Prof Felicity Baker, Dr Imogen Clark & Dr Jeanette Tamplin
Oral presentation
From Research to Action: New Perspectives on Transdisciplinary Music Therapy Practice
Bronte Arns
Workshop
Passionate or Perilous Partnerships? Introducing a Music Therapy Program into an Established Clinical Setting
Verena Clemencic-Jones
3.10pm
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3.50pm
Ingeborg Nebulung (Norway)
From participation to democracy: Action research in the music room
Local speaker: Cindy Lai
3.05pm
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3.35pm
Clinical presentation
Volunteers: Minefield or Rich Resource?
Annabelle Keevers
Research presentation
“The great reveal”: Uncovering the experiences of Registered Music Therapists with disabilities
Zoe Kalenderidis & Dr Grace Thompson
Clinical presentation
Partnering for equity and access: a collaborative approach to paediatric rehabilitation
Tanya Marie Silveira & Emma Furze
3.40pm
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4pm
Student/New Grad
The inclusion of music therapy as a new station in the Teddy Bear Hospital: A student led volunteer initiative to educate children and families on health care and hospital environments
Lauren Khalil-Salib
Student/New Grad
Music education as music therapy: a case study in brain injury
Ashleigh Rowbottom
Student/New Grad
Celebrating the 'ordinary' in extraordinary circumstances: Supporting the social development of disabled pre-schoolers, through active involvement in a group music therapy program
Dr Kathleen Lawson
3.50pm
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4.30pm

Professor Katrina McFerran (Australia)
Final reflections on practice in Australia and internationally

Including Book Launch: Handbook of Music, Adolescents, and Wellbeing.
Editors: Katrina McFerran, Philippa Derrington & Suvi Saarikallio

4pm
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4.30pm
Afternoon Tea Provided
Hanson Dyer Hall – Level 3
4.30pm
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6pm

Annual General Meeting
Incorporating AMTA Board: NASREP Membership

Conference Party and Registration Ceremony
Registration Ceremony to begin at 7:15pm

6.30pm onwards

Day 2: Saturday 30th November 2019

*Presenting authors are indicated in bold type
*Please note that the below AMTA 2019 Program is a provisional program and is subject to change at any time.

Times Saturday 30th November 2019
Hanson Dyer Hall – Level 3
9am
-
9.15am

Welcome and Housekeeping

Local Spotlight Speaker: Helen Cameron
Key changes in music therapy and disability: A practitioner’s perspective

9.15am
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10am
10am
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10.30am
Morning Tea Provided
  Clinical Practice
Room 808
Dementia
Room 809
Trauma & Violence
Room 810
Disability & Education
Room 811
Collaboration & Adversity
Room 801
10.30am
-
11am
Research presentation
Therapeutic goals as a form of advocacy for music therapy: an international perspective
Dr Grace Thompson
Research presentation
The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music provides a unique space where people who are caring for someone living with dementia are heard and supported
Dr Imogen Clark, Dr Melissa Murphy, Vannie Ip-Winfield, Emily Shanahan & E.Prof Denise Grocke
Research presentation
Reframing trauma in music therapy: Exploring interpersonal and structural violence with young people in schools, and how music therapy can align with a shifting trauma paradigm
Dr Elly Scrine
Clinical presentation
Let the music play: developing musical partnerships in an educational context
Daniel Tynan & Caitlin Matters
Roundtable
'All the same - Collaborative Songwriting and Music Video Production with Moz, a refugee from Manus Detention Centre
Dr Emma O'Brien, Catherine Threfall, Moz Azizi & Blair Harris
11.05am
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11.35am
Clinical presentation
Establishing Consistent Clinical Practice in Individual Therapy
Belinda Thurlow
Clinical presentation
Embedding music into dementia care:  Exploring outcomes of building a sustainable music culture through an interstate collaboration of music therapy skills sharing with professional caregivers and its impact on quality of life for people living with dementia, their families and staff.
Alexandra Morse & Hayley Antipas
Clinical presentation
Music at Rosie's Place: Partnering with a counselling centre to bring music therapy to victims of domestic abuse and trauma
Chanelle Henderson
Clinical presentation
Logging on to the world: Developing communication skills through music therapy.
Ingeborg Nebulung
11.40am
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12.10pm
Research presentation
Integrating mindfulness and music therapy - challenges and opportunities
Anja Tanhane
Research presentation
Partnerships in research and practice: Exploring the experience of a music therapy research program in residential aged care from the perspectives of people living with dementia, family members and care staff
Phoebe Stretton-Smith, Young-Eun C Lee & Prof Felicity Baker
Research presentation
Rhythm holds the key: An argument for the use of rhythmic play as a primary intervention in trauma informed music therapy practice.
Sarah Dunston
Clinical presentation
Finding Harmony within a Dissonant System: the NDIS Framework for Music Therapy Operations
Bernadette Cajigal
Research presentation
Collaboratively Exploring the Experience of Participation in a Community-based Music Program with Young People Facing Adversity.
Meagan Hunt & Prof Katrina McFerran
12.15pm
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1.15pm
Lunch Provided
12.30pm – 1.30pm State Liaison Meeting (Room 701)
1.15pm
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1.45pm
Posters - Level 3
Mental Health
Room 808
Trauma & Social Change
Room 809
Clinical Skills
Room 810
Communication & Children
Room 811
Student/New Grad Papers
Room 801
1.45pm
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2.15pm
Clinical presentation
Talking HUMS in eating disorder recovery: Educating health professionals on how and when to use music as a health resource with clients
Sarah Punch & Dr Jennifer Bibb
Clinical presentation
Answering the call of Te pūtōrino a Raukatauri: the design and implementation of a community-focused music therapy centre in regional New Zealand
Will Darbyshire
Research presentation
Accessing clients' music: Enhancing music therapists' responsiveness by empowering flexibility on the guitar
Oliver O-Reilly
Workshop
Music Therapy and Speech Pathology: Partners in Supporting Children with Oral Language Difficulties
Vanessa Jouet & TBC
1.45pm-2.05pm
Student/New Grad

Understanding the role of music therapy with refugees and asylum seekers, through interviews with registered music therapists in Norway and Australia
Magrete Daae Maeland
2.20pm
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2.50pm
Research presentation
How do people experience song writing in a mental health in-patient setting?
Claire Hogan-Gibbons, Dr Alison Short & Sophie Isobel
Clinical presentation
The role of Music Therapy in Regional Place-Based Change
Catherine Threlfall & Jane McCracken
Clinical presentation
"Therapy interventions using music/song": we're more than just a one-tick-box service!
Tanya Maria Silveira, Min Jiat Teng, Matt Ralph & Kirsty-Lee Goymour
2.10pm - 2.30pm
Student/New Grad
Happy Hearts, Peaceful Minds: An Ethnographic Study on the Lived Experience of Six Adolescent Males with Complex Social Histories
Emma-lee Steindl, Dr Leonie Cox, Prof Robert Schweitzer & Dr Jeanette Kennelly
2.35pm - 2.55pm
Student/New Grad
Creative music improvisation in the reduction of anxiety, PTSD and complex intergenerational stress
Dr Bethie Williams
2.55pm
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3.25pm
Research presentation
Trauma-informed performance practice: linking therapeutic impact with social change.
Netanela Mizrahi
Clinical presentation
Partnering from the past into the future: Exploring the role of Western classical music in music therapy practice
Dr Alison Short
Clinical presentation
Music therapy with late talkers: how we can support speech and language therapists' work with families?
Giulia Fedrigo
3.30pm
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4pm
Afternoon Tea Provided
Hanson Dyer Hall – Level 3
4pm
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5pm
Conference Close and Award Ceremony
5.15pm
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6.15pm
Book Launch
'Music and Dementia: From Cognition to Therapy'
Editors: Amee Baird, Sandra Garrido and Jeanette Tamplin
Nibbles and drinks provided