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Nicole Hahna

HahnaSRUwebsiteNicole Hahna, Ph.D., MT-BC is an Assistant Professor in the Music Department at Slippery Rock University. She teaches in the music therapy program and serves as the Coordinator for Clinical Integration.  Nicole received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy from Appalachian State University and her Master of Science Degree in Music Therapy from Radford University. She received her Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University. Her dissertation topic was the use of feminist pedagogy in music therapy education. Her current research interests include music therapy pedagogy as well as the use of technology in music therapy. Nicole's professional service within the field includes serving as the Chair of the Student Affairs Advisory Board for the American Music Therapy Association as well as serving as Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania State Task Force on Occupatioal Regulation.

Nicole’s clinical experience includes work with children with special needs, older adults, adults with mental illness, children and adults in the medical setting, children and adult survivors of domestic violence, and healthy adults seeking personal growth. Nicole is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI), graduating from the Mid-Atlantic Training Institute. She studied Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) with Jim Borling, Carol Bush, and Sierra Stokes-Sterns. In addition to teaching at SRU, Nicole provides music therapy and GIM through Music Journey, LLC. 

Nicole has presented, researched, and published on a variety of topics, including music therapy with survivors of intimate partner violence as well as the use of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) with survivors of intimate partner violence. Additionally, she has presented on the role of empowerment in clinical practice, feminist perspectives in music therapy, femnist pedaggoy in music therapy, and the use of music technology in clinical practice.

Select Publications

Hadley, S., Hahna, N. D., Miller, V., & Bonaventura, M. (2013). Setting the scene: An overview of the use of music technology in practice. In W. Magee (Ed.), Music technology in therapeutic and health settings. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley.

Hahna, N. D. (2013. Towards an emancipatory practice: Incorporating feminist pedagogy in the creative arts therapies. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 40(3), doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2013.05.002

Hahna, N. D., Hadley, S., Miller, V. H., & Bonaventura, M. (2012). Music technology usage in music therapy: A survey of practice. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(5), 456-464.

Hahna, N. D., & Schwantes, M. (2011). Feminist music therapy pedagogy: A survey of music therapy educators. Journal of Music Therapy, 48, 289-316.

Hahna, N. D. (2011). Conversations from the classroom: Reflections on feminist music therapy pedagogy in teachng music therapy. Dissertations Abstracts International: Section A. Humanities & Social Sciences, 72(07), 0413.

Hahna, N. D. (2010). Exploring the possibilities of a feminist-informed ethics model. Bonny Method Resources, 23(2), 4-5.

Teague, A. K., Hahna, N. D., & McKinney, C. H. (2006). Music therapy with women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Music Therapy Perspectives, 24, 80-86.

Hahna, N. D., & Borling, J. E. (2003-2004). The Bonny method of guided imagery and music (BMGIM) with intimate partner violence (IPV). Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery, 9, 41-57.

Selected Presentations

Simpson, J., Register, D., Fay, M, Hahna, N. D., & Walborn, M. (2013, October 21-22). Pennsylvania Music Therapy Legislative Hill Day. Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE). Presented at Harrisburg, PA.

McSorley, K. E., & Hahna, N. D. (2012, October 12). Negociating meaning: Experiences in feminist mentoring in music therapy. Paper presented at the American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Charles, IL.

Hahna, N. D. (2012, October 10). Personal bias. Paper presented at the the Multicultural Music Therapy Institute: The Intersections of Music, Health, & the Individual at the American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Charles, IL.

Hahna, N. D., & McSorley, K. (2012, March 24). Inside perspectives on feminist mentoring in music therapy: Deconstructing and negociating roles. Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Region American Music Therapy Association Conference, Timonium, MD.

Hahna, N. D. (2012, March 24). Conversations from the classroom: Reflections on feminist music therapy pedagogy in teaching music therapy. Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Region American Music Therapy Assocication Conference, Timonium, MD.

Hahna, N. D. (2011, November 18). Reflections on feminist music therapy pedagogy in teaching music therapy. Presentation at the American Music Therapy Association, Atlanta, GA.

Hahna, N. D., & Brandoff, R. (2011, November 13). Social change in the expressive therapies: Feminist-informed ethics in clinical practice, teaching, research, and supervision. Presentat at the Expressive Therapies Summit, New York, NY.

Hahna, N. D., & Miller, V. H. (2010, November 19). Practical uses of computer generated music and related technologies in clinical practice. Poster Presentation at the Clinical Practice Forum at the American Music Therapy Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Hadley, S., & Hahna, N. D. (2010, November 18). Unpacking sites of privilege: Expanding the therapist's self-awareness. Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) Presentation at the American Music Therapy Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Hadley, S., & Hahna, N. D. (2010, November 12). Unpacking sites of priviledge: Expanding the therapist's self-awareness. Master Class Presentation at the Expressive Therapies Summit, Times Square, NY.

Hadley, S., & Hahna, N. D. (2010, August 17). Music therapy and medicine: Partners in care. Presenation to UPMC Passavant Foundation, Wexford, PA. 

Hahna, N. D. (2010, July 20). A qualitative dissertation on feminist pedagogy: A presentation of emerging themes and the process of data collection. Ph.D. Research Panel, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Hahna, N. D. (2010, May 17). Music therapy and resilience. Midwestern Art & Humanities Foundation Conference--Teaching Resiliency Through the Arts. Grove City, PA.

Hahna, N. D., & Schwantes, S. B. (2010, March 27). Survey of music therapy educators: Implications for feminist music therapy education. Poster presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Music Therapy Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Hadley, S., & Hahna, N. D. (2010, March 25). Unveiling sites of privilege: Exploring the therapist's self-awareness. Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Music Therapy Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Hahna, N. D., & Schwantes, M. B. (2009, November 14). Survey of music therapy educators: Implications for feminist music therapy education. Poster Presentation at the American Music Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hahna, N. D., Milagros, E., Brandoff, R., Brereton Souter, J., Firestone, S. P., Fleetwood, R., Orkibi, H., & Vladimirov, R. M. (2009, August 14). Creative process as a catalyst to a group performance. Presentation at IEATA Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Hahna, N. D., Fleetwood, R., & Shanti-Canetti, M. (2009, August 13). Healing through art: Working with trauma, domestic violence, and eating disorders. Presentation at IEATA Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Allen, J., Hahna, N. D., Purcell, J., Swedberg, O., Teague, A. K., & York, E. (2009, March 29). What's happening in my state? Updates from state recognition task-force members. Presentation at SER-AMTA Conference, Marietta, GA.

Hahna, N. D., & Fesler M. M. (2008, November 21). Music therapy interventions for children’s domestic violence support groups. Presentation at AMTA Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Hahna, N. D., Harrer, K., & Teague, A. K. (2008, October 10). Music therapy and advocacy in North Carolina. Continuing Music Therapy Education presentation at the Music Therapy Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC.

Hahna, N. D., & Fesler, M. M. (2008, March 27). Music therapy interventions for children’s domestic violence support groups. Presentation at SER-AMTA Conference, New Orleans, LA.

McKinney, C. H., & Hahna, N. D. (2008, March 26-27). An experiential introduction to The Bonny method of guided imagery and music. Continuing Music Therapy Education presentation at the SER-AMTA conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hahna, N. D. (2007, July 23). The Bonny method of guided imagery & music in oncology.Presentation at Watauga Medical Center, Boone, NC.

Hahna, N. D. (2007, July 9). Music therapy and oncology. Presentation at Grace Hospital,Morganton, NC.

Hahna, N. D., Fesler, M. M., & York, E. (2007, May 24). Empowerment through music: Music therapy with survivors of domestic violence. Presentation at the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference in Boone, NC.

Hahna, N. D. (2007, February 15). Guided imagery & music: Origins and therapeutic applications. Presentation at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Hahna, N. D. (2006, July 10). Music therapy and oncology. Presentation at Grace Hospital, Morganton, NC.

Hahna, N. D. (2005, April 12). Music therapy with young children. Presentation at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Fesler, M. M., & Hahna, N. D. (2005, March 31). Empowering women: The use of music therapy and the Bonny method of guided imagery and music for survivors of intimate partner violence. Presentation at the southeastern regional music therapy conference, Charleston, SC.

Teague, A. K., Hahna, N. D., & McKinney, C. H. (2004, November 20). Music therapy with women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Poster presentation at the American Music Therapy Association national conference, Austin, TX.

Fesler, M. M., & Hahna, N. D. (2004, November 19). Empowering women: The use of music therapy and the Bonny method of guided imagery and music for survivors of intimate partner violence. Presentation at the American Music Therapy Association national conference, Austin, TX.

Teague, A. K., Hahna, N. D., & McKinney, C. H. (2004, April 22). Music therapy with women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Poster presented at Appalachian State University's seventh annual celebration of student research and creative endeavors.

Teague, A. K., Hahna, N. D., & McKinney, C. H. (2004, April 2). Music therapy with women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Poster presented at Appalachian State University's Seventh Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors.

Teague, A. K., Hahna, N. D., & McKinney, C. H. (2004, March 25). Music therapy with women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association, Harrisburg, PA.

Hahna, N. D., & Borling, J. E. (2003, June). Music therapy and domestic violence. Presentation at The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, Radford, VA.

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