Acting Chair of Music Therapy; Clinical Supervisor
Janice Lindstrom supervises SMU music therapy students during their pre-internship clinical training. She has served on the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association (SWAMTA) board of directors for 17 years as president, past president, secretary, continuing education director, assembly delegate representative and vice president, and has served on the continuing education committee for SWAMTA’s Certification Board for Music Therapy since 2007. For over 18 years she has provided music therapy in rehabilitation, veterans affairs and pediatric hospitals (including NICUs, burn units and acute care); geriatric settings (skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care); and psychiatric settings (inpatient and outpatient); school districts; home health; and wellness, as well as in private practice.
Lindstrom received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Sam Houston State University (1995) and a Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Texas Woman's University (2001). She maintains a private practice in Dallas working primarily with children and adults who have developmental disabilities, blogs at HeartBeatMusicTherapy.net and is host and producer of The Music Therapy Show broadcast on BlogTalkRadio.com, a weekly Internet radio show that has been on the air since 2008. In 2013, Lindstrom received the Professional Practice Award from the American Music Therapy Association. She is also serving a six-year term on the Texas Winds Musical Outreach board of directors, a non-profit organization that takes live music out of the concert hall and brings it directly to people who otherwise have little opportunity to experience it.