AMTAS National Passages Conference 2020 Call for Papers
What is Passages?
Passages is a free conference for students by students. It is an opportunity to present your expertise, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and student research while networking with students from across the nation. Presenters will also be provided with the opportunity to be mentored on their presentation by a regional advisor.
When is Passages?
Passages will be held at the 2020 National AMTA Conference.
What Should I know?
Chosen applicants will be given the opportunity to work with a professional mentor in their region.
All chosen applicants will be required to submit a video recording of their presentation prior to national conference, or they will not be permitted to present.
How do I apply?
Applications to present at the AMTAS National Passages Conference are dueOctober 1st, 2020. Please see the Call for Papers HERE.
Passenger Presenter Mentor Profiles 2019-2020
All Passage Presenters will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from one of the listed mentors. If your Passage Presentation has been selected you will be provided with the email contact of an available mentor. It is best practice for you to pick your mentor; however, if they are not available you will be notified and provided with the contact information for an available mentor
Eugenia Hernandez Ruiz MT-BC (Western Region SAAB Advisor): Eugenia.Hernandez.Ruiz@asu.edu I am Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. I provide direct services and parent coaching, while engaging in clinical research with families with young children in the autism spectrum. I have training and certification in Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral interventions (specifically, the Early Start Denver Model) which include parent perspectives, child-centered strategies, and behavioral and learning principles.
Fred Ra MT-BC (Southeastern Region SAAB Advisor): firstname.lastname@example.org TBD Bernadette Skodak (Great Lakes Region SAAB Advisor): email@example.com I currently work with adults with a TBI, Veterans, and CMH. As a music therapist, I use principles of Neurologic Music Therapy and a humanistic, client-centered approach. I'm available via Google Hangout or FaceTime in the evenings for 30-60 minutes.
Jeffrey Wolfe, MM, MT-BC (SAAB Chair): firstname.lastname@example.org I mentor students who are interested in developing skills in music therapy with adolescents with mental health needs and individuals with ASD. I have been providing services with these populations for several years. I mentor via Skype or Facetime once a month. I only mentor one person at a time. My sessions run from between 90 minutes and 2 hours per session.
Molly Pow, MS, MT-BC (Mid-Atlantic Region SAAB Advisor): email@example.com Over the past eleven years, I have worked with a vast array of populations across the life-span, providing medical and education based music therapy services. Settings include but are not limited to private practice, home care, preschool-high school, hospitals, long term care and assisted living communities, adult day programs, children and adult group homes, and community music school's. Presently, I serve adults and older adults residing in long term care and specializes in neurodegenerative disorders, mental wellness, end of life, and family care-giver support. I also provide clinical supervision to Nazareth College undergraduate and graduate music therapy students and is the Music Therapy Internship Director for her place of work, St. Ann's Community, in Rochester, NY.
Amy Robertson, PhD, MT-BC (Mid-Western Region SAAB Advisor): firstname.lastname@example.org I mentor students who are interested in developing skills in the areas of medical music therapy including NICU, pediatrics, adult medical, neurologic rehabilitation, and program development within the medical setting. I have experience starting and implementing medical music therapy programs and worked in the hospital environment for over 10 years prior to entering academia.
Marcus Hughes, MM, MT-BC (Southwestern Region SAAB Advisor): email@example.com I mentor students who are interested in exploring topics related to individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and developmental disabilities. I have clinical experience working through various funding sources with individuals in-home and at geriatric facilities over the past four years. Additionally, I have 4 years of experience supervising students in settings including early childhood, geriatrics, medical, and neurorehabilitation. I mentor either through skype or facetime up to twice per month in 60-minute timeslots and prefer to mentor one person at a time.