May 2008, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Doctor of Education, emphasis Counseling Psychology.
Office: CH-G 213B
Phone: (845) 257-2708
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Dr. Maria Montserrat Gimeno is an Assistant Professor in the Music Therapy Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, where worked as a nurse for several years. She came to the states on 1993, since then she completed a bachelor degree in music therapy at Willamette University, Salem, OR., a master’s degree in music therapy and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. Dr. Gimeno is a licensed creative art therapist and a board certified music therapist. She is also trained in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Dr. Gimeno is known nationally and internationally for her research on the use of Music and Imagery (MI) in medical settings and has taught MI courses in the United States, China, Spain, and Finland. She volunteers at a local hospital using the MI technique to help patients in the oncology support center.
While at SUNY New Paltz she has taught the following course:
MUS480 Music Therapy Practicum
MUS745 Music Therapy Internship I
MUS746 Music Therapy Internship II
MUS544 Medical Music Therapy
MUS542 Repertoire in Therapy
MUS542 Music in Counseling.
Dr. Gimeno is known nationally and internationally for her research on the use of Music and Imagery (MI) in medical settings and has taught MI courses in the United States, China, Spain, and Finland. She volunteers at a local hospital using the MI technique to help patients in the oncology support center. At the present she has submitted a proposal to the HREB to do a research study at the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley on: "The Effect of Music Induced Relaxation (MIR) on Anxiety of Orthopedic Surgical Patients".
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Dr. Gimeno has been awarded with a pre-tenure leave to do a research at the AIMS hospital in Cochin, India during Spring 2015. She has been honored as volunteer of the year at Benedictine Hospital on January 2013 and has earned several awards from UUP Individual Development. Dr. Gimeno is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the American Music and Imagery Association. She has published in Spain and the USA.
Gimeno, M. M. (2010). The effect of music and imagery to induce relaxation and reduce nausea and emesis in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Music and Medicine Journal, 2(3), 174-181.
Gimeno, M. M. (2010). EL uso de la música y la imagen en oncologia. En Martí, P. & Mercadal, M. (Eds), Musicotrapia en Medicina Aplicaciones Prácticas. Badalona, SP. Editorial Médica Jims.
Gimeno, M. (2005). Theoretical orientation of The Bonny Method of guided imagery and music (BMGIM). A method of transformation. Aloma Journal, 16, 131-142. Barcelona, SP: Blanquerna’s University.
Certificates & Licenses
October 2013, New York State Department of Education. Creative Art Therapy License (LCAT).
April 1999, Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC), Los Angeles, CA.
August 2000, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Master of Arts, emphasis Music Therapy.
August 1997, Willamette University, Salem, OR. Bachelor of Music, emphasis Music Therapy.
June 1978, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain. Diploma of Nursing.
April 2012, Tallahassee State University, Fl. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Certificate (NICU).
September 2006, The Therapeutic Arts Institute, San Francisco, CA. American Music and Imagery Fellow (AMI). The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.
October 1999, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. Neurologic Music Therapy Certificate April 2012, Tallahassee State University, Fl. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Certificate (NICU).
October 1999, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. Neurologic Music Therapy.
Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations
- Member of the RSCA Committee at SUNY New Paltz, from Fall 2013 to present..
- Elected as a Delegate or Alternate for the Mid-Atlantic Region Assembly of Delegates, from September 2013 to present.
- Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery and serves on the Educational Committee.
- Dr. Gimeno has been elected to be an alternate for the 2014-2015 Assembly of Delegates, representing the Mid-Atlantic Region for the Music Therapy Association.