• Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage

Student Music Therapists Present Nationally

November 3, 2021

Christina Ritchie

Jessica Dawson


Student Music Therapists Present Nationally:

Christina Ritchie, MT-BC (formerly Gonzalez) (217) andJessica Dawson, MT-BC (2019) graduated fromCalifornia State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy. They both recently presentedresearch at the National Conference of the American Music Therapy Association. They teamed up with ProfessorHelen Dolas, MS, MT-BC on “Setting up Early Childhood Music Therapy Groups for Success: Ideas for Researchand Practice “ Additionally Ms. Richie did an additional presentation: “Neurobiology of Trauma and MusicTherapy.”

Christina Ritchie has also earned a Masters Degree from Antioch University in Clinical Psychology, with aspecialization in Psychological Trauma Studies. Jessica Dawson is employed full time as a music therapist at AbleArts Work.