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Saturday 15th September 2018

8:45am – 9:15am Official Conference Welcome
9:15am – 10:15am International Keynote Presentation Music Therapy with Families: Diversity & Adaption
A/Prof. Stine Lindahl Jacobsen
10:15am – 10:45am Morning Tea
Paediatrics/infants Sydney Tower Room Rehab / Song-Writing Harbour Bridge Room Music Therapy in different contexts - Adapting to landscapes Opera House Room
10:45am – 11:15am ORAL PRESENTATION - Music in the Mix: Integrating Music Therapy into a Paediatric Palliative Care Service
Ms Roxanne McLeod
ORAL PRESENTATION - Adapting to the needs of community-dwelling people living with dementia and their family caregivers: Development of a protocol for therapeutic group songwriting
Dr Imogen Clark, Ms Phoebe Stretton-Smith
ORAL PRESENTATION - Music therapists as case managers. Why we should be adapting to the contemporary interdisciplinary health and welfare landscape
Dr Jennifer Bibb
11:15am – 11:45am ORAL PRESENTATION - The Heartbeat Project: Combining technology and music to capture meaningful memories
Mrs Annabelle Keevers & Mr Matt Ralph
ORAL PRESENTATION - Adaptation of the self post-injury - The effect of identity-focused songwriting interventions on depression, psychological wellbeing, and satisfaction with life post neurotrauma: a randomized controlled trial.
Professor Felicity Baker
ORAL PRESENTATION - Professional Advocacy Fatigue: Implications for Music Therapists and Music Therapy
Ms Natalie Jack
11:45am – 12:15pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Weaving the cradle: Promoting flourishing relationships between new parents and their babies through baby music groups.
Ms Jacinta Calabro
ORAL PRESENTATION - Functional Electrical Stimulation+iPad-based music therapy: a novel approach to the rehabilitation of the arm/hand post stroke
Ms Tanya Silveria
ORAL PRESENTATION - Perfect Pitch: Presenting Music Therapy as an obvious inclusion in multidisciplinary healthcare
Dr Kathleen Lawson
12:15pm – 12:45pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Fosterers and barriers to parents’ musical engagement with their baby across their neonatal journey: The evolving role of the NICU music therapist
Ms Elizabeth Mclean
ORAL PRESENTATION - Mapping the musical landscape post stroke: Musical expertise as a consideration for functional recovery
Ms Fiona Sham, Ms Janeen Bower
ORAL PRESENTATION - Music therapists’ professional identities: Stories from another land
Ms Penny Warren
12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch
Children/trauma Sydney Tower Room Clinical training/education Harbour Bridge Room Clinical practise Opera House Room
1:45pm – 2:15pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Amplify: a collaboration between speech pathology and music therapy
Mrs Anita Connell & Mr John Field
ORAL PRESENTATION - Helping music therapy students adapt to the interprofessional landscape of an acute paediatric medical setting.
Miss Miriam Cromie
WORKSHOP - A case study demonstrating how adapting to independent community living after a severe mental breakdown was achieved by a 54 year old woman through the combined uses of music therapy and counselling techniques.
Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam
2:15pm – 2:45pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Stories of Van Go – A mobile creative therapy service for children traumatised by family violence
Miss Erin Crighton
ORAL PRESENTATION - What should I do now? Critical thinking in music therapy training and practice
Dr Alison Short, Ms Allison Fuller
2:45pm – 3:15pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Changing the way we measure success: Balancing the building of relationships with the gathering of meaningful data.
Ms Lorna Berry & Dr Maree Stanley
ORAL PRESENTATION - The One Tune Medley: empowering musical flexibility & responsiveness
Mr Oliver O’Reilly
WORKSHOP - Music Therapy in the Digital Age: An exploration of the use of music technology in music therapy practice
Mr Carlin Mclellan
3:15pm – 3:45pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Cultural Learning through Music in Remote Australia
Dr Dianne Langan
ORAL PRESENTATION - How do three music therapists from collectivistic culture view community music therapy in Asia?- An international study
Miss Chin Cheung
3:45pm – 4:05pm STUDENT/NEW GRAD - ‘How’d that kid get that good’ – A case study in adapting the Nordoff-Robbins improvisational approach to childhood PTSD
Mrs Chanelle Henderson
STUDENT/NEW GRAD - Being a chameleon and adapting to new approaches: Future directions for integrating Auditory Verbal Therapy and Music Therapy interventions in children with hearing loss in an interdisciplinary setting
Ms Robyn Fernandez-Baca
4:05pm – 4:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:30pm – 6:00pm Annual General Meeting
6:00pm onwards Conference Party & Registration Ceremony

Sunday 16th September 2018

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome & House Keeping
9:15am – 10:00am Local Spotlight Presentation Diversifying and adapting music therapy services – can you stay sane in a rapidly changing clinical and business environment?
Iani Sujono & Rob Devlin
10:00am – 10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am – 11:30am National Keynote Presentation Music Training for the Hearing Impaired - The Bridge Between Audiology & Music Therapy
Dr. Valerie Looi
11:30am – 12:10pm Poster Express Session
PO4 - Miss Amy Howden

Singing, creating, composing and cuddling: A parent’s recipe for coping with an extended premature NICU admission.

PO5 - Mrs Aniek Janssen

Phases of music therapy treatment in a severe paediatric burns case.

PO6 - Miss Helena Olofsson

"Sharing meaningful experiences with infants in oncology: A phenomenological inquiry into the insights of music therapists".

PO7 - Miss Tina Read

Living with schizophrenia: a musical approach to addressing enduring cognitive impairment

PO8 - Miss Tina Read

Inspiring confidence: supporting parents to develop parenting self-efficacy through increased social confidence and connectedness

PO9 - Ms Catherine Russell & Ms Catherine Schmidt

Music Therapy in Special Education and AAC: Reflective & Reflexive Music Therapy Practice working with Augmented Assistive Communication with children.

PO10 - Ms Emma-lee Steindl

The Engagement and Interaction of Adolescents from Refugee Backgrounds in Music Therapy

12:10pm – 1:10pm Lunch
Ops Comm Meeting
Autism/special ed Sydney Tower Room Policy/NDIS Harbour Bridge Room Mental Health / theory/brain injury Opera House Room
1:10pm – 1:40pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Making Music, Making Change: supporting adaptive thinking beyond music therapy
Mrs Clare Jones
ROUND TABLE - Navigating through the ever changing NDIS land
Dr Juyoung Lee, Dr Melissa Murphy, Ms Iani Sujono, Mr Rob Devlin
ORAL PRESENTATION - Differentiated-Self and Integrated-Self in Music Therapy on an Individual-Communal Continuum
Ms Izumi Nago
1:40pm – 2:10pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Figurenotes, Autism and Action Research: Adapting Resources and Approaches
Mr Matthew Breaden
ORAL PRESENTATION - Linking mind and body in Guided Imagery and Music practice: The extended physical marker imagery model
Dr Alison Short
2:10pm – 2:40pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Framework for collaboration and moving forward: Music therapy, music in special education and Universal Design for Learning.
Mrs Catherine Schmidt
ROUND TABLE - Implications for policy and practice when patients want their songs to ‘go viral’
Ms Karen Bolger, Anneliis Way, Stephan Skov & Erin Li
ORAL PRESENTATION - “I Have a New Song to Sing!” Group music therapy programs within a women’s residential drug and alcohol treatment service.
Allison Fuller & Lauren Bortolazzo
2:40pm – 3:10pm ORAL PRESENTATION - Reimagining Access: exploring and adapting new technology to maximise music creation for children with disability
Ms Tanya McKenna, Ms Jo Rimmer, Ms Megan Spragg
ORAL PRESENTATION - Reaching the forgotten: Sensory Training for Arousal Recovery by a Transdisciplinary Team
Mrs Christobel Clark
3:10pm – 3:30pm STUDENT/NEW GRAD - I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’: An Examination of Singing and Functional Language Use in ADL & Transition Songs for Children with ASD
Miss Tess McLennan
STUDENT/NEW GRAD - Using Music Therapy to work with power relationships in the context of mental health
Mr Michael Mcinerney
3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm – 5:00pm Conference Closing & Awards

**Every endeavour has been made to produce a final program. This program is accurate as of 2nd August 2018.