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2017 AMI Conference: Program and Full Description of Presentations

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The Evolution of GIM as Seen Through the Research: Past, Present, and Future -  Cathy McKinney, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI

Crossing thresholds at transition points in GIM: an exploration of some of the challenges and risk - Leslie Bunt, PhD, FAMI 

SESSIONS (Thursday-Saturday)

GIM as Spiritual Practice - Key Speaker, Ginger Clarkson, MT-BC, FAMI

An Artful Process: Crafting an Arts-Based Methodology For Researching GIM Practice - Carolyn Arnason, DA, RP, MTA, FAMI

Wearing Multiple Hats: The Ethics of Dual Relationships in GIM Training - Kiki, Chang, MA, M.Ed., RP, MTA

Self-Empathy Phenomenon and Meaning in Music and Imagery Experience - Hyun Ju Chong, Ph.D., MT-BC, FAMI  and Kyung Suk Kim, Ph.D., KCMT

Veins: Supporting Relationships and Facilitating Grieving at End-Of-Life Through The Bonny Method - Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, RP, MTA, MT-BC, FAMI

The Seed or the Flower: The Bonny Method and Music Therapy - Nicki Cohen, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI

Music, Movement, & Meditation…an Adaptation of the Bonny Method for Groups - Barbara H. Davis, MS, LPC, FAMI

Cosmic Travel in GIM: Conscious Evolution for Our World - Louise Dimiceli-Mitran, MA, LCPC, MT-BC, FAMI and Barbe Creagh, PhD, LCSW, FAMI, FT

The Bonny Method And Psychiatric Disorders: An Updated Look - Elizabeth Haley, MS, MT-BC, FAMI

Embodying Wisdom: Creative Exercises for Integration of Archetypal Guides - Shannon Besaw Khalifa, MS, MT-BC, FAMI

Perspectives on The Real, The Imaginary and The Music in GIM - Martin Lawes, FAMI

Take Flight (Reprendre Son Envol) After Mourning Through the GIM Experience - Martine Létourneau, MA, MTA, FAMI

GIM Through The Lens of Neuroplasticity - Tracy Lowe, MA, CCC, FAMI

Dreaming The Mandala: Exploring The Power of Mark-Making As Call and Response in GIM - Diane Maris, B.Mus FAMI

The Bonny Method, Modifications, and the Boundaries of Consciousness - Bryan J. Muller, Ph.D., MT-BC, FAMI 

Jung and Music - Catherine O’Leary, MA, MT, FAMI

Unearthing Emotion: Full Circle, from Children to Adults - Mary Reher, BMT, MTA, FAMI

A Resilient Future: Integrating the Gifts of BMGIM and Functional Medicine Principles - Jessica Talley-Haynes, MS, FMCHC, FAMI

Combining Schematherapy and GIM - Dr. Gert Tuinmann, MT, FAMI


Invited speaker: Marilyn F. Clark. M.S., LCPC, FAMI - Through the Looking Glass: Psilocybin-assisted Therapy and GIM

The Effects of The Bonny Method of GIM on Interpersonal Problems, Sense of Coherence, and Salivary Immunogloblin A of Adults in Chemical Dependency Treatment -  Annie Heiderscheit, Ph.D., MT-BC, LMFT, FAMI

A Neurophenomenological Investigation of a Guided Imagery and Music Experience: Protocol and Methodological Challenges - Andrea McGraw Hunt, Ph.D., MT-BC, FAMI

Group Guided Imagery and Music for Adults in Addiction Treatment: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial Feasibility Study  - Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI

Short GIM in Active Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer: A Feasibility Study - Evangelia Papanikolaou, PhD student, MA, MSc, FAMI

Client Experiences in Postlude Discussions in GIM; & Predictors of Client Responsiveness to The Bonny Method of GIM - Laurel Young, PhD, MTA, FAMI


GIM and Eating Disorders: Learning from Therapist, Trainer, and Client Experiences - Lizzy Barmore, MT-BC, Advanced GIM Trainee

Exploring a modified approach to traditional BMGIM that incorporates sand-tray work: A proposed mixed-methods study - Brenton Beeson, Ph.D. candidate

Helen L. Bonny’s Program of Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center - Stephen Lett, Ph.D. candidate

Promoting Music and Imagery through Live Chinese Music and Chinese GIM Programs - Wai Man NG, FAMI


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