Dr. Maria Montserrat Gimeno, EdD., LCAT, MT-BC is an Associate Professor in the Music Therapy Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, where she worked as a nurse for several years. She came to the states in 1993 to study Music Therapy. Since then she has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Willamette University in Salem, OR., and a Master of Art degree in Music Therapy and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She is trained in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and is Fellow, Association for Music and Imagery. She has completed training at Florida State University for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Neurological Music Therapy at Colorado State University. Dr. Gimeno helped coordinate and teach the First GIM Training in Barcelona, Spain and will continue to do so for the Second GIM Training in Madrid. She has been invited to be the guest speaker at the 5th Annual International Conference of the International Association for Music and Medicine in June 2018 to hold a workshop on clinical adaptations of the Bonny Method. She was also given the opportunity to complete a research study at the Amrita Institute of Medical Science Hospital (AIMS) in Kochi, Kerala, India during her 2016-17 sabbatical leave. Dr. Gimeno is known nationally and internationally for her research on the use of Music and Imagery (MI) and Music and Imagery Relaxation (MIR) in medical settings and has taught MI courses in the United States, Spain, China, South Korea, Norway, Finland, Austria, and India.
Winter Workshop (Dec. 30th, 2017): Music and Imagery Relaxation (9 hr in Palma De Mallorca)
Winter Intensive (2017): Introduction to GIM (2 day-long course at l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona)
Summer Courses in Madrid (2018): Level I GIM Training; Advanced GIM Training in Holotropic Breathwork; Circles of the Self: Mandala Drawing
Summer Course in Zaragoza (2018): Introduction to GIM
Summer Course in Valencia (May 25-26, 2018): Medical Applications of Guided Imagery and Music
5th Annual International Conference of the International Association for Music and Medicine (June 7th-9th, 2018): Invited as a guest speak for the conference in Barcelona, Spain.