St. Charles, Illinois situated just outside of Chicago (the USA’s famous Windy City) was the location of the American Music Therapy Association’s (AMTA) annual conference (October 11-14, 2012). JKP was happy to attend and catch-up with old friends, our authors and new attendees!
Our booth was busy throughout the conference with attendees stopping by to browse our selection of new and recent books, including Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
We were thrilled to have several of our authors stop by our booth in the exhibit hall. Dr. Hayoung Lim, author of Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, paid a visit to chat with colleagues at the conference.
We hosted two very successful book signings, one with Petra Kern and Marcia Humpal, the editors of our new book Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and one with Diane Austin, author of The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy.
The field of music therapy is thriving and JKP acquisitions editor, Lisa Clark, was kept busy fielding questions from potential new authors. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of music therapy research and practice, so if you have an idea for a unique and innovative book on music therapy, please feel free to contact Lisa with your idea.
During the conference we encouraged attendees to drop a business card into our raffle bowl for a chance to win a free copy of the newly released title, Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are happy to announce that Mary Kay Bonner of Whitestown, IN was the winner of this book. Congratulations, Mary Kay!