Monday Meetings: Meet Aimee!


Faculty Bios - Aimee Berends

Aimee Berends

Monday Meetings: Meet Aimee!

Aimee graduated from Laurier’s  Master’s of Music Therapy Program (MMT) in 2013. She is especially interested the use of music therapy in crisis stabilization, music therapy in detoxification, and the use of clinical improvisation with clients in active psychosis.

 Major Model of Practice:

Aimee’s major models of practice include music psychotherapy, music-centered, and client-centered music therapy.

Specific Interests:

Aimee is interested in researching the use of orchestral instruments in music therapy.

Research interests:

Use of orchestral instruments in music therapy, music therapy in psychiatry.

Recent Publications: 

  •  Berends, A. (In Press). What do orchestral instruments bring to music therapy? Developing my voice on the oboe and English horn as a music therapist. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy.
  •  Berends, A. (In Press). Orchestral instruments. In Lee, C.A. & Pun, S. (Eds.), Creative explorations and resources for music therapists. New Braunfels: Barcelona.
  •  Berends, A. (2013). A collaborative exploration of the oboe and the English horn in music therapy at a mental health outpatient facility.  (Unpublished major research paper). Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.

Fun facts: I am an avid runner, I love to cook and invent new recipes!


About Laurier MTSA

We are a student association at Wilfrid Laurier University and most of our members are students in the Music Therapy program. We exist to educate about, promote, and support the work of music therapy, and to support the academic, career, and personal needs of the Music Therapy Students. Our mandate is to unite prospective, current and alumni students while promoting our profession in the larger community.
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