PhD 1998 Joensuu University, Finland. Professor of Music therapy (since 2001) WLU, Canada. Director, Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research (Since 2003). Registered psychotherapist, Group Analyst (Psychotherapy Institute, Helsinki, Finland 1999), Accredited Music Therapist. Author or over 100 scientific publications, including ‘Group Analytic Music Therapy’ (2007) by Barcelona Publishers, USA.