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Kathleen Summers 


My experiences in the field of music therapy includes over ten years working as a clinical music therapist, teaching as an adjunct professor for both undergraduate and graduate music therapy students, contributing to published works, and acting as lead-investigator within a research team formulated for a music therapy study. In my medical-based clinical work, I became motivated through increased collaborations with interdisciplinary team members to create new processes and protocols that increasingly met the growing needs of patient's and families. Between the rise of mental health needs in healthcare, and the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) in our society, it is becoming increasingly apparent to me the various important roles of music therapy in the community and in the lives of a child and/or their family. This is not limited to and includes support during most sensitive times (examples: trauma recovery, end of life support, crucial and at times invasive examinations and procedures ). Since leaving my clinical role in a hospital setting, I have since been privileged with the opportunity to collaborate with medical care teams and non profit initiatives that fall in line with the vision I have for BPM Music Therapy, and my ongoing hope to support individuals' medical, psychosocial, and developmental journeys.

Clinical Work                                                                            Qualifications


Owner, Music therapist. BPM Music Therapy LLC


MA, Music Therapy.

Immaculata University


Creative Arts Therapist (Music).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Board-certified music therapist.

Certification Board for Music Therapists


Music therapist. MusicWorks.

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