Dr. Yadira Albornoz
Assistant Professor of Music, Music Therapy
DMT, MMT, BM, Temple University;
Technicature in Occupational Therapy, Colegio Universitario de Rehabilitación-Caracas
Dr. Yadira Albornoz has practiced music therapy for more than 27 years within the medical, psychotherapeutic and social areas, with experience in pregnancy, early intervention, neuro-rehabilitation, palliative care and cancer, mental health, forensic, sexual dysfunctions, comorbid substance abuse and social context (community, and institutional).
She has contributed with a model called Artistic Music Therapy which highlights the artistic aspect of the field and its capacity to help clients appreciate and relate to their lives through multi-expressive art-making.
Dr. Albornoz created the first music therapy graduate program in Venezuela in 2010. A clarinetist, composer and singer, she remains an active composer and performer.