Ethical Considerations: Respect for Ethnicity in Selecting Music in Therapy Sessions

Lee Anna Rasar, MT-BC

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM

$100 ~ 5 CMTEs

Appropriations and misrepresentation of cultures in music frequently used in music therapy sessions will be explored. Respecting diverse cultures and developing sensitivity to offensive content will be advocated. Appropriations of healing traditions within therapeutic formats will also be examined in videos with people from the authentic cultures explaining their perspectives.

Speaker Biography:
Lee Anna Rasar, MT-BC is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire who teaches diversity courses in music to meet ethical requirements of the UW-system for music diversity representing a variety of cultures and ethical issues within the music associated with those cultures which are frequently misrepresented by people from outside those cultures. She serves a diverse client population as a music therapist in forensic settings and integrates music from the cultures of her clients in music therapy sessions.

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