Associate Professor & Director of Music Therapy Carol L. Shultis presented at the 2023 World Congress of Music Therapy in Vancouver, British Columbia, in July.
Dr. Shultis showcased her research titled “Reflective Practice & Experiential Learning To Enhance Undergraduate Music Therapy Student Authenticity.”
Alumna Laurie Peebles ’10 also presented at the conference. Peebles earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and an M.M. in Music Education from Converse and now teaches at Georgia College.
Peebles presented research from her dissertation “Personality-Centered Supervision For Music Therapy Students.” She also presented a session with colleagues titled “Student Supervision: Theory & Strategies for Success.”
Converse’s Music Therapy program provides comprehensive training in becoming a therapist by developing personal musicianship, knowledge of evidence-based practice, and studying the neuroscience of music. In addition to classroom settings, our students receive individualized clinical training with each faculty member at a community healthcare or education setting in their clinical practicum sequence.
The World Congress of Music Therapy unites music therapy professionals and experts in related fields from around the world to share ideas, experiences, trends, and research outcomes at the congress, held every three years.