Dr. Petra Kern, music therapy faculty, contributed a chapter to Frontiers in Autism Research, published in July 2014.
Department of Music
MA in Music Therapy, University of the Pacific
BA in Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific
Psychology of Music
Dawn Iwamasa supervises music therapy interns and practicum students. She works in private practice and since 2008 has consulted as a music therapist for Shriner's Hospital for Children Northern California, Kaiser Hospital Pediatrics in Oakland, California, and at Kindercare in Aloha, Oregon. She also is a member of the Children's Cancer Association in Portland, Oregon.
She is a board-certified music therapist, and earned her neurological music therapist certification from the Unkefer Academy of Neurological Music Therapy. She earned a credential as a certified child life specialist from the Child Life Council.
Presentations and Workshops
Jamming Through the Millennium: Increasing Your Repertoire of Current Music
Music Therapy in Pediatrics
Creative Arts Therapies in Pediatric Healthcare
Music Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Case Study in Music Therapy
ABC Do Re Mi: The Sound of Children Learning
Learning Style Assessment
Pediatric Pain Management Course (Hypnotherapy).