Brian Abrams

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Associate Professor, School of Music
Part-Time Employee, Health and Nutrition Sciences

Office:
Chapin Hall (John J. Cali School of Music) 328
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Phone:
973 655-3458
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Degree(s):
BA:Vassar College
BS:State University of New York @ New Paltz
MMT:Temple University
PhD:Temple University
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Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT, Analytical Music Therapist and Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, has been a music therapist since 1995, with experience across a wide range of clinical contexts. Prior to his current position at Montclair State University as Associate Professor of Music (2008-present) and Coordinator of Music Therapy (2010-present), he served on the faculty at Immaculata University (2004-2008) and Utah State University (2001-2004). He has published and presented internationally on a wide range of topics such as music therapy in cancer care, music psychotherapy, humanistic music therapy, and the interdisciplinary area of Health Humanities. He has also contributed to the establishment of several medical music therapy programs. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, such as Music Therapy Perspectives, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. From 2005 to 2011, he served on the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), including as President from 2007-2009. On a national level, he serves on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates (including as Speaker from 2012-2013), and served on the AMTA Board of Directors from 2010-2013.

Specialization

Music Psychotherapy, Music Therapy in Cancer Care, Humanistic Perspectives on Music Therapy, Health Humanities

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Office Hours

Spring

  • Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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