Dr. Rebecca Zarate is a Professor of Arts and Health, and Associate Dean for Research at College of Fine Arts, the University of Utah. She was an associate professor of music therapy in the department of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, USA with 27 years of practice and research in mental health and trauma – informed music therapy. She is a music psychotherapist, musician, researcher, and educator of music therapy and the arts therapies. Her research focuses on anxiety and improvisation-based music therapy and she has secured several program and research development grants. Dr. Zarate is interested in the clinical, social, and cultural intersections of anxiety, and writes and presents on this from clinical, critical, and cultural perspectives. She is the author of Music Psychotherapy and Anxiety in Social, Community, and Clinical Contexts (published in 2022). She directs the Lab for Anxiety and Music psychotherapy (LAMp) and is dedicated to translating clinical and educational knowledge of music as a sustainable health mechanism.
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