Biography & Research:
Assistant Professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto; Instructor and Supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University; Academic Coordinator and Instructor Interdisciplinary Studies, Ryerson Chang School; Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist. Amy has extensive clinical experience working with clients at end-of-life, AD and dementia. She has multiple peer reviewed publications, including her 2021 book: “Relationship Completion in Palliative Care Music Therapy” and has given over 200 conference and/or invited academic presentations. Amy is the Managing Editor of the Music and Medicine journal and Research and Ethics Chair of the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) and a former President. She serves on the editorial review boards for 9 International journals.
My main areas of research include:
1. Music and Psychotherapy for relatoinship completion in palliative care
2. Singing and Vibroacoutic therapy for persons with dementia and their caregivers
3. Telehealth Best Practices
I have over 50 research and scholarly articles including one in JAD.
Clements-Cortés, A., Ahonen, H., Evan, M., Freedman, M. & Bartel, L. (2016). Short
term effects of rhythmic sensory stimulation in Alzheimer’s disease: An exploratory pilot study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 52(2), 651-660. DOI 10.3233/JAD-160081 https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/72411