This page contains PowerPoint Presentations and documents covering a number of topics that have been of interest to others in the past. Please feel free to download these for use so long as the author is given appropriate credit.
- PowerPoint Presentations:
BPI Overview and Interpretation
Achievement Testing Overview
Assessment Tools for Child Psychopathology
Intake Interviewing Overview
MMPI-2 Overview and Interpretation
Mental Status Exam Overview
PAI Overview and Interpretation
16PF 5th Edition Overview and Interpretation
Music has long been known to have therapeutic value. As such when it seems appropriate, I integrate aspects of music into the therapy process. Below are some selected research on the topic, that has a rather large body of research supporting it at this time.
Baker, F, Wigram, T. & Gold, C. (2005). The effects of a song-singing programme on the affective speaking intonation of people with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 19, 519-528.
Burnard, P. ( 1999). Bodily intention in children's improvisation and composition. Psychology of Music, 27, 159-174.
DeLucia-Waack, Janice L. (2001). Using Music in Children of Divorce Groups: A Session-by-Session Manual for Counselors. ERIC Document: ED448378.
Gardstrom, S. (2004). An investigation of meaning in clinical music improvisation with troubled adolescents. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, 64(12-A), 4261.
Hendricks, C. Bret; Bradley, Loretta J. (2005). Interpersonal Theory and Music Techniques: A Case Study for a Family With a Depressed Adolescent. Family Journal Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 13, 400-405.
Hern�ndez-Ruiz, E. (2005) . Effect of Music Therapy on the Anxiety Levels and Sleep Patterns of Abused Women in Shelters. Journal of Music Therapy, 42, 140-158.
Kottman, Terry T.; And Others. (1987). Activity Therapy: An Alternative Therapy for Adolescents. Journal of Humanistic Education and Development, 25, 180-186.
Knight, William E. (1994). Influences on the Academic, Career, and Personal Gains and Satisfaction of Community College Students. AIR 1994 Annual Forum Paper. ERIC Document: ED373644.
Standley, Jayne M. (1996). A Meta-Analysis on the Effects of Music as Reinforcement for Education/Therapy Objectives. Journal of Research in Music Education, 44, 105-133.
Stephens, G. (1983). The use of improvisation for developing relatedness in the adult client. Music Therapy, 3, 29-42.
Rosenbaum, Carol (1992). Counseling Strategies To Help Children Cope with the Stress of Living in Homes with a Chemically Dependent Parent. ERIC Document: ED350506.