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Michele Forinash

Professor, Director of the PhD in Expressive Therapies

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Michele Forinash

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www.voices.no). She is also an associated supervisor for the doctoral program in music therapy at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Publications

Viega, M. & Forinash, M. (in press) Arts-based research. In B. L. Wheeler & K. Murphy (Eds.). Music Therapy Research 3rd Edition. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Forinash, M. (2016). On supervising arts-based research. Music Therapy Perspectives, 34(1) pp 41-45.

Kenny, C.B. & Forinash, M., (2015) Music in life: Historical research on the 1982 music therapy symposium at New York University. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Whitehead- Pleaux, A., Donnenwerth, A.M., Robinson, B., Hardy, S., Oswanski, L.G., Forinash, M., Hearns, M.C., Anderson, N., & Tan, X. (2013). Music therapists' attitudes and actions regarding the LGBTQ community: A preliminary report. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 40, 409-414.

Einstein, T. & Forinash, M. (2013). Art as a mother tongue: Staying true to an innate language of knowing. Journal of Applied Arts & Health 4: 1, pp. 77–85, doi: 10.1386/jaah.4.1.77_1

Whitehead-Pleaux, A., Donnenworth, A., Robinson, B., Hardy, S., Oswanski, L., Forinash, M., Hearns, M., Anderson, N., and York, E. (2012). Music Therapy Best Practices for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning. Music Therapy Perspectives, Issue 2 pp 158-166.

Forinash, M. (2012). Qualitative data collection and analysis: Interviews, observations, and content analysis. In R.F. Cruz & C. F. Berrol (Eds.), Dance/movement therapists in action: A working guide to research options. 2nd Edition. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas

Brown, C.F. & Forinash, M. (2011). Lesley University: A century of innovation. New York: Publish America.Whitehead- Pleaux, A., Donnenwerth, A.M., Robinson, B., Hardy, S., Oswanski, L.G., Forinash, M.

Hearns, M.C., Anderson, N., & Tan, X. (in press). Music therapists' attitudes and actions regarding the LGBTQ community: A preliminary report. The Arts in Psychotherapy.

Einstein, T. & Forinash, M. (2013). Art as a mother tongue: Staying true to an innate language of knowing. Journal of Applied Arts & Health 4: 1, pp. 77–85, doi: 10.1386/jaah.4.1.77_1

Whitehead-Pleaux, A., Donnenworth, A., Robinson, B., Hardy, S., Oswanski, L., Forinash, M., Hearns, M., Anderson, N., and York, E. (2012). Music Therapy Best Practices for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning. Music Therapy Perspectives, Issue 2 pp 158-166.

Forinash, M. (2012). Qualitative data collection and analysis: Interviews, observations, and content analysis. In R.F. Cruz & C. F. Berrol (Eds.), Dance/movement therapists in action: A working guide to research options. 2nd Edition. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas

Estrella, K. & Forinash, M. (2007). Narrative inquiry and arts-based inquiry: Multinarrative perspectives. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. 47(3) 376-383.

Forinash, M. (2006). Feminist music therapy supervision. In S. Hadley (Ed.), Feminist issues in music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers. 

Forinash, M. & Grocke, D. (2005). Phenomenological inquiry. In B.L. Wheeler (Ed.), Music therapy research, 2nd Edition. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers. 

Austin, D.S. & Forinash, M. (2005). Arts-based inquiry. In B.L. Wheeler (Ed.), Music therapy research, 2nd Edition. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers. 

Forinash, M. (2005). Music therapy. In C. Malchiodi (Ed.), Expressive therapies handbook. New York: Guilford Publications.

Education

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M.A., New York University
B.A., Columbus State University.  

Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).