Dr. Krystal Demaine is an assistant professor of expressive arts therapy at Lesley. She teaches courses in expressive arts therapy, music, and music therapy.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor of Expressive Arts Therapy; Coordinator of Expressive Arts Therapy
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Expressive Arts Therapy; Music Therapy; Autism, Music, and the Brain
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Expressive Arts Therapy
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Principles of Expressive Arts Therapy; Music Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice; Guitar for Therapy and Education; Integrated Arts Approaches; Foundations and Systems in the Helping Professions
Education: BM, Berklee College of Music; MEd, Cambridge College; PhD, Lesley University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Demaine, K. & Richardson, J. F. (in press). The Arts and Natural Health : A Merging of Creative Arts Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In S. L. Brooke (Ed.), The Use of Creative Arts Therapies across Cultures. Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas. Manuscript submitted for publication. Demaine, K. (in press). Musical Roots for Healing: The Five Tone System in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In S. L. Brooke (Ed.), The Use of Creative Arts Therapies across Cultures. Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas. Manuscript submitted for publication Wan, C., Demaine, K., Zipse, L., Norton, A., & Schlaug,G. (2010). From Music Making to Speaking: Engaging the Mirror Neuron System in Autism. Brain Research Bulletin, 82, 161-168. Demaine, K. (2009). Melody Versus Rhythm: The Relative Roles of Melody and Rhythm in Music Therapy for Two Boys with Autism. In S. L. Brooke (Ed.), The Sse of Creative Therapies with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas.
In addition to Krystal’s teaching appointment she also has an active
private music therapy practice on the north shore, where she works
independently with schools, agencies, and support centers to help people
create healthy emotional and social connections through music.
Krystal’s other interests include collecting sea glass, journaling, oil
painting, neuro-diversity, Vinyasa yoga, 17th century America, Mayan
culture, and walking to the beach every day with her dog Sage.
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