SANDRA L. CURTIS
AUTHOR, SPEAKER, MUSIC THERAPIST
Transforming lives through music
I am a music therapy practitioner, educator, and researcher with over 30 years of experience working in Canada and the United States.
I specialize in work with survivors of violence, people with disabilities, and in palliative care, with current research interests in Feminist Music Therapy and Community Music Therapy
I speak regularly nationally and internationally on issues related to my research and clinical interests. Most recently I highlight findings from my book, "Music for Women (Survivors of Violence)" on how women can use music/music therapy to recover from the harm of abuse, break free and empower themselves.
I have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals & scholarly and pop books.
"Music for Women (Survivors of Violence): A Feminist Music Therapy Interactive eBook" (Barcelona Publishers)
IMPACTS: A $2.5 million SSHRC multidisciplinary research partnership to address sexual violence against women on university campuses across Canada and internationally. I serve on the research team examining the role and influence of arts and pop culture/music on male violence against women.
A group of creative arts therapies researchers working together to enhance understanding of the role of the arts in health & wellness.
Understanding violence against women, its impact on health, and the role of music/music therapy in addressing issues at both the individual & societal level.
1997 / PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies - Music Therapy - Feminist Therapy
1982 / MA, Music Therapy
Florida State University
1978 / B. Music
Music Therapist-Board Certified, CBMT
Music Therapist Accredited, CAMT