Alexandra Wilson has Article Published by Music Therapy Perspectives
Congratulations to Alexandra Wilson, whose recent article, “AMTA Undergraduate Student Research Award: Music Therapy Students’ Preparedness and Training to Work with LGBT Clients” went up online this month in Music Therapy Perspectives, an official publication of the American Music Therapy Association. Wilson’s writing focuses on the levels of preparedness university students of music therapy possess to work with members of the LGBT community. She takes into consideration the background of those who are LGBT-identified, acknowledging their predisposition for mental illnesses and other wellness issues and risks, compounded by their lower-than-average access to healthcare.
Wilson crunches numbers, considering demographics before diving in to retrieve numerical data regarding training, clinical knowledge, and overall preparedness. She concludes with presenting the possibility of the existence of two separate groups of music therapy students, one whose members perceive themselves as being somewhat prepared, and the other whose members perceive themselves as being somewhat unprepared. Both groups fall within gray areas, leaning more toward the center of the preparedness scale than toward the more definitive ends.
Music Therapy Perspectives caters to readers both inside and outside the profession of music therapy, and the journal “seeks to promote the development of music therapy clinical practice through the dissemination of scholarly work.” To read Wilson’s article, visit https://doi.org/10.1093/mtp/mix002. Congratulations Alexandra — ITA is proud of you!