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Fri, 25 Mar



MTFI March 2022 with Rachael Finnerty

Proactive Wellness and Community Engagement

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MTFI March 2022 with Rachael Finnerty
MTFI March 2022 with Rachael Finnerty

Time & Location

25 Mar 2022, 16:00 EET


About the event

Rachael Finnerty RP, MTA, MMT, MA

Registered Psychotherapist, Music Therapist Accredited

Music Therapy Academy Founder

Rachael has been recognized as a music therapist since 2001. She served as the president of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario from 2010-2014 and was the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, for Healthcare in 2015. Rachael brought 2 music therapy courses to McMaster University in 2010 and currently educates over 2000 students each academic year about music therapy. To provide further education to the community and healthcare professionals Rachael founded the Music Therapy Academy.

Rachael started her graduate studies in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour in September 2019. Her research focus is the use of music therapy for proactive wellness.

This presentation will highlight the importance of proactive wellness and the preliminary results of a research study exploring the impact of music therapy on stress and anxiety in undergraduate university students. The importance of collaborating and mentoring will also be discussed as part of advocating for wellness, and specifically, for the use of music therapy as part of #RaisingTheBarInHealthCare.

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