MUSI 1563 Music: Body, Mind, and Spirit
MUSI 3573 Clinical Practice in Music Therapy
MUSI 3570 Music Therapy Practicum with Seminar
MUSI 4563 Advancing Clinical Practice in Music Therapy
MUSI 4573 Professional Issues in Music Therapy
MUSI 4570 Music Therapy Practicum with Seminar
Paul Lauzon has 39 years of clinical experience as a Music Therapist Accredited (MTA). He has been actively involved with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), including a two-year term as President. As founding President of the Atlantic Association for Music Therapy (AAMT), he is committed to the growth of Music Therapy in the Atlantic region. As a clinician, he has experience working with children and adolescents with autism, Retts syndrome, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy and other physically disabling conditions, mental challenges, sensory deficits, speech and language disorders, and learning disabilities. He has worked with adults characterized as frail elderly, veterans, Alzheimer's, stroke victims, those in chronic pain, head injuries, and those with psychiatric problems including PTSD, schizophrenia, and other conditions of mental and emotional distress. He is the Founding Professor of the Acadia Music Therapy Program and teaches core courses in that program. His course ‘Music: Body, Mind, and Spirit’ is a core course for all music students.
1982 – 2021 MTA Canadian Association of Music Therapists
1982 – 2021 MT-BC Certification Board for Music Therapists
1992 MMT Southern Methodist University, Dallas
1981 CMT Emmanuel College, Boston
1968 BA University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Video of Paul Lauzon performing the song Start Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnDKTsFpl6M
Articles in Refereed Journals
Lauzon, P. L. (2021). Engaging ‘Respect for Persons’ in Music Therapy. Accepted for publication by www.voices.no -- international online Journal for Music Therapy.
Lauzon, P. L. (2020). Music and spirituality: Explanations and implications for music therapy. British Journal of Music Therapy, 34(1), 30–38. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359457520908263
Lauzon, Paul. (2017). Folk music as a therapeutic resource. Canadian Journal for Music Therapy, 23, 59 - 77.
Lauzon, Paul. (2011). Anatomy of a musical being: A music systems theory of music therapy. www.voices.no -- international online Journal for Music Therapy. voices.no/index.php.voices/article/view/163/447
Lauzon, Paul J. L. (2006) The Playwheel: A Model for therapeutic improvisation/« The Playwheel » : Un modèle d'improvisation thérapeutique. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 92-107. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/48408/.
Lauzon, Paul. (2006). Change in music therapy: A discourse. Conference Proceedings, 33rd National Conference of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.
Papers delivered at Conferences
Lauzon, Paul. 2021. ‘What Do I Value? Investigations of a Music Therapist’. Presented at the National Conference of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, “Bridging Distance. Honouring Difference.” May, 2021.
Lauzon, Paul. 2019. ‘Respect for Persons’ in Music Therapy. 45th National Conference of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists in Gatineau, QC, May 23, 2019.
Lauzon, Paul. 2010. The Sound Surrounds Us: Uses of Atlantic Folk Song in Music Therapy. 37th National Conference of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists in Halifax, NS, May 3 – 8, 2010.
Lauzon, Paul. 2008. Anatomy of a Musical Being. 35th National Conference of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists in Quebec City, QC, May 1 – 6, 2008.
Lauzon, Paul. 2004. Singing as Therapy. 31st National Conference of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy in Perth, ON, May 3–7, 2006.
Lauzon, Paul. 2002. A Place for Intuition. 29th National Conference of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy in Regina, Saskatchewan, May 2 – 6, 2006.
Lauzon, Paul. (1995). Close encounters of the musical kind, C.B. Kenny (ed.) Listening, Playing and Creating: Essays on the Power of Sound. Albany: State University of New York Press.