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Lisa Summer, Ph.D.
Director of Music Therapy
Office: Miriam Hall 26
Office Hours: 
Monday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 1 to 4 p.m.
And by appointment
Doctor of Philosophy, Music Therapy, Aalborg University, Denmark
Masters in Creative Arts Therapy, Hahnemann University (now Drexel University)
Bachelor of Music, Music Therapy, Western Michigan University
Before becoming a faculty member at Anna Maria College, I held clinical music therapy positions at a community music school program for children with developmental disabilities, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, several nursing homes, and a Head Start Early Intervention Program. I have chronicled the clinical use of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in many book chapters, articles, and a doctoral dissertation; authored two textbooks "Guided Imagery and Music in the Institutional Setting" and "Music: The New-Age Elixir," and edited a textbook called "Music and Consciousness: The Evolution of Guided Imagery and Music." After a decade of directing Helen Bonny's (the founder of GIM) GIM Training, I now travel internationally, teaching in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with ongoing trainings in China and South Korea. I am active in the American Music Therapy Association, and received Presidential Awards for "Outstanding Research Achievements" (1991) and "Dedication and Service to the Field" (1998, 2011). I have been director of the undergraduate Music Therapy Program at Anna Maria College for more than 20 years, developing clinical placements and new music therapy positions in a wide variety of community settings throughout New England.
Favorite Quote or Motto:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courses Taught at Anna Maria:
Introduction to Music Therapy
Music as a Health Resource
Music Therapy III
Psychology of Music
Music Therapy Cooperative Internship I-II 
Music Therapy Senior Seminar I-II
Research Interests:
Guided Imagery and Music
Summer, L. (2015). The Journey of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Training from Self Exploration to a Continuum of Practice.  In Guided Imagery and Music: A spectrum of approaches.  Eds: Denise Grocke & Torben Moe.  London, U.K.: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Summer, L. (2014). Case Vignettes Demonstrating Experiential Learning in Guided Imagery and Music Seminars. In Self-experiences in music therapy education, training, and supervision.  Ed: Kenneth Bruscia.  Gilsum, NH:Barcelona Publishers

Summer, L. (2012).     “Music Therapy and Depression” and “Case Examples of Levels of Guided Imagery and Music Therapy: The Evolution of a Continuum.” Two case studies selected by the publisher; updated and re-printed in Case Examples of Guided Imagery and Music.  (E-book) Ed: Kenneth Bruscia. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers 

Summer, L. (2011).     Client Perspectives on the Music in Guided Imagery and Music.  In Qualitative Inquiries in Music Therapy: A Monograph Series, Volume 6.  Ed: Susan Gardstrom.  Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Summer, L. (2011).     Music Therapy and Depression: Finding Resources through Music and Imagery.  In Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives.  Ed: Anthony Meadows.  Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Summer, L. (2006).     Summer, L & Chong, H.J. The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and Other Music and Imagery Techniques. In Music Therapy: Techniques, Methods, and Models.  Ed: Hyun Ju Chong. Seoul, S. Korea: Hakjisa Publishing Company (In Korean language)

Summer, L. (2002, Editor). Music and Consciousness: The Evolution of Guided Imagery and Music (Collected Works of Helen Bonny) Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Summer, L. (2002).     Historical PerspectiveIn Contemporary Voices in Music Therapy: Communication, Culture, and Community.  Eds: Carolyn Kenny, Brynjulf Stige. Oslo, Norway: Unipub Forlag/Akademika AS (Reprint)

Summer, L. (2002). Group Music and Imagery Therapy: An Emergent Music TherapyIn Guided Imagery and Music: The Bonny Method and Beyond. Eds: Kenneth Bruscia & Denise Grocke. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Summer, L. (2000). Supervision of First-Time PracticaIn Music Therapy Supervision.  Ed: Michele Forinash.  Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Summer, L. (1998). Guided Imagery and Music in the Institutional Setting, MMB Music, Inc; St. Louis, MO. [2nd,  3rd editions 1990, 1998] (Japanese translation by Kazuko Moroi, Ongaku No Tomo Sha Publisher, Japan)

Summer, L. (1998). The Pure Music Transference in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). In The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy. Ed: Kenneth Bruscia.  Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers

Summer, L. & Summer, J. (1996). Music: The New Age Elixir. Amherst, NY Prometheus Books

Summer, L. 1996). Unsound MedicineIn Listening, Playing and Creating: Essays on the Power of Sound.  Ed: Carolyn Bereznak Kenny.  NY: SUNY Press