Division of Expressive Therapies
Professional Title: Professor of Expressive Therapies; Director of the Doctoral Program in Expressive Therapies
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Expressive Therapy
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Expressive Therapy
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: • Research I• Research II• Dissertation • Professional Seminar
Education: BA, Columbus State University; MA, DA, New York University; Music Therapist, Board Certified (MT-BC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Brown, C.F. & Forinash, M. (Eds.). (In press). Lesley University: A century of innovation. Frederick, MD: Publish America, Inc.
Byers, J. J. G. & Forinash, M. (2004). (Eds.). Educators, therapists, and artists on reflective practice. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
Forinash, M. (2001). (Ed.). Music therapy supervision. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.
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.
Forinash, M. (2004). 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. 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.
Dr. Forinash is Professor and Director of the PhD program in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University. A graduate of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Forinash completed her master’s and doctorate at New York University. She is a past president of the American Music Therapy Association and a past chair of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies (NCCATA). She has published numerous articles and chapters on qualitative research, supervision, and feminist issues has presented internationally on these topics. For ten years she served as the North American Co-Editor for the online international music therapy journal Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy (www.voices.no). She is also an associated supervisor for the doctoral program in music therapy at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies
Advanced Professional Certificate in Expressive Therapies
Advanced Professional Certificate in the Arts in Health
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