Embracing Voice for Healing
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Dr. Summers has an incredible history in the field of music therapy and vocal psychotherapy. Listen in to hear her personal stories about the impact of using voice in music therapy and her belief that everyone can sing. Susan also tells listeners about her work with older adults and her tireless efforts for the advocacy of music therapy in Canada.  

Meet Susan: 

Susan Summers, PhD, MTA is a certified music therapist and vocal psychotherapist who has been passionate about her work with older adults and those at end-of-life care for over three decades. She teaches in the music therapy department at Capilano University, serves on several professional association boards, and is in private practice. Her graduate work research focused on the healing and therapeutic use of voice. She has been a member of the UBC research team for ten years with an interest in music therapy clinical practice with seniors with dementia. She brings her passion for advocacy for music therapy to her current roles as MTABC and CAMT Advocacy and Government regulations chair.

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