Carolyn Arnason

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Associate Professor Coordinator, Master of Music Therapy Faculty of Music Music Therapy Waterloo, Ontario carnason@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2154

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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I hold degrees in piano performance, social work and music therapy from the University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University and the New York University. I am an accredited music therapist and certified to practice the Helen Bonny Method of guided imagery and music.

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Bio/Research

I hold degrees in piano performance, social work and music therapy from the University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University and the New York University. I am an accredited music therapist and certified to practice the Helen Bonny Method of guided imagery and music.

As the coordinator of Laurier’s Master of Music Therapy program, I can help you decipher if our program is a right fit for you.

In addition to my work with music therapy, I perform collaborative improvisation concerts and piano duet repertoire on modern piano and fortepiano.

I am active as a research and clinical supervisor with a particular interest in arts-based performative research, and imaginal music psychotherapy. I have written book chapters and published in international journals such as the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives and the International Journal of Community Music.

My work with adult clients involves collaborative improvisation, and imaginal listening and art making in the Bonny Method of guided imagery and music, a music-centred psychotherapy and creative approach to healing and growth that engages different levels of consciousness.

My research specialties include arts-based performative inquiry, holistic musicianship and improvisational music psychotherapy. I have developed a reflexive theory of improvisation called Musical Transparency that explores intersections between use of self in music therapy and performance contexts.


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