Research & Publications

Research Interests

Music Therapy, neuropsychotherapy, creativity, psychological trauma, mental health recovery, addictions, music and emotions.


Publications & Presentations


Stephensen, C. (2016). Making sense of music therapy in paediatric emergency medicine: A brain-based approach. The 2nd Paediatric Music Therapy Symposium.


Stephensen, C. (2016). A Neuropsychotherapeutic Perspective of Music Therapy: Translating Research into Practice. 2016 Online Conference for Music Therapy.


Stephensen, C. & Baker, F. (2016). Music Therapy and Mental Health Recovery: What is the Evidence? In R. King, P. Neilsen, & F. Baker (Eds.), Creative Arts in Counselling and Mental Health. Australia: Sage, pp. 95-107.


Stephensen, C. (2014). Music, Creativity and the Brain: What Can We Learn? 15th International Mental Health Conference.


Stephensen, C., Morse, A., Teggelove, K. & Day, T. (2012). Developing a Place-Based Model of Delivery in Sing & Grow. 38th National Conference of the AMTA inc.


Stephensen, C. (2012). Developing Shame Resilience to Strengthen the Therapeutic Relationship. 38th National Conference of the AMTA inc.


 Clark, C. Stephensen, C. (2012). Building Resiliance: The development of a music therapy program for children who have experienced abuse related trauma in two emergency accommodation settings. Australiasian Conference of Child Trauma.


Weller, C. & Baker, F. (2011). The role of music therapy in physical rehabilitation: A systematic review of the literature. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 20(1): 43-61.