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Vicky Abad – Publication and Presentation History

PhD Thesis

Abad, V. (2018) Music Early Learning Programs: Parental beliefs, aspirations and participation PhD Thesis, University of Queensland.

Masters Thesis

Abad, V. (2011) The effectiveness of a short-term group music therapy intervention for young parents and their children. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Edited Books

Thomas, D.M., & Abad, V. (2017). The Economics of Therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Book Chapters

Thomas, D., & Abad, V. (2017). The Economics of Therapy: Caring for Clients, Commissioners and Cash-flow. In D. Thomas & V. Abad (Eds). The Economics of Therapy – Caring for clients, colleagues, commissioners and cash-flow in the creative arts therapies, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp 24-37.

Abad, V., & Thomas, D. (2017). RAILE – Building a win-win business model for therapy. In D. Thomas & V. Abad (Eds). The Economics of Therapy – Caring for clients, colleagues, commissioners and cash-flow in the creative arts therapies, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 50-67.

Abad, V. (2017). Case Study: Managing business growth from the bottom up – turning your small niche passion into a business. In D. Thomas & V. Abad (Eds). The Economics of Therapy – Caring for clients, colleagues, commissioners and cash-flow in the creative arts therapies, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp.180-199.

 Abad, V., & Barrett, M.S. (2017). Families and Music Early Learning Programs: Boppin’ Babies. In Jacobsen, Stine., and Thompson, Grace (Eds). Music Therapy with Families. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp135-151.

Edwards, J., & Abad, V. (2016). Music therapy and parent-infant programmes. In Edwards, Jane (Ed). The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp135-157.

Williams, Kate Elizabeth, Nicholson, Jan M., Abad, Vicky, Docherty, Louise, & Berthelsen, Donna C. (2011) Evaluating parent-child group music therapy programmes: challenges and successes for Sing & Grow. In Edwards, Jane (Ed.) Music therapy and parent-infant bonding. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 73-92.

Journal Articles

Williams, Kate E., Barrett, Margaret S., Welch, Graham F., Abad, Vicky and Broughton, Mary. (2015). Associations between early shared music activities in the home and later child outcomes: findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 31 (2), 113-124. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.01.004.

Williams, K.E., Berthelsen, D., Nicholson, J.M., Walker, S. & Abad, V. (2012). The effectiveness of a short-term group music therapy intervention for parents who have a child with a disability, Journal of Music Therapy, 49(1), 23-44.

Nicholson, J.M., Berthelsen, D., Williams, K. & Abad, V. (2010). National study of an early parenting intervention: Implementation differences on parent and child outcomes. Prevention Science, 11, 360–370.

Abad, V., & Williams, K. (2009). Funding and employment conditions: Critical issues for Australian music therapy beyond 2009. Australian Journal of Music Therapy. Invited paper for the Special 20th Anniversary Edition, 20, 56-62.

Nicholson, J.M., Berthelsen, D., Abad, V., Williams, K. & Bradley, J. (2008). Impact of music therapy to promote positive parenting and child development. Journal of Health Psychology, 13 (2), 226-238.

Abad, V. & Williams, K. (2007). Early intervention music therapy: Reporting on a 3-year project to address needs with at-risk families. Music Therapy Perspectives, 25(1), 52-58.

Abad, V. & Williams, K. (2005). Early intervention music therapy for adolescent mothers and their children. British Journal of Music Therapy, 19, 31-38.

Williams, K. &  Abad, V. (2005). Sing & Grow: An early intervention music therapy project. In K. Kellehear, et al. (Eds.) Harvesting hope across the lifespan: Contemporary TheMHS in mental health services. Gold Coast

Williams, K. &  Abad, V. (2005). Reflections on music therapy with Indigenous families. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 16, 60-69.

Abad, V. & Edwards, J. (2004). Strengthening families: A role for music therapy in contributing to family centred care. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 15, 3-17.

Abad, V. (2003). A time of turmoil: Music therapy interventions for adolescents in a paediatric oncology ward. The Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 14, 20-37.

Abad, V. (2002). Sing & Grow: helping young children and their families grow together through music therapy early intervention programs. Annual Journal of the New Zealand Society of Music Therapy, 36-50.

Web articles (not including blogs)

Abad, Vicky (2002). Reaching the Socially Isolated Person with Alzheimer’s Disease through Group Music Therapy – A Case Report [online] Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. http://www.voices.no/mainissues/Voices2(3)Abad.html

Abad, Vicky., Williams, Kate & Zidar, Monica (2011). Australia: Brisbane floods January 2011 Australia: Brisbane Floods January 2011. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. Retrieved October 30, 2012, from http://testvoices.uib.no/?q=country-of-the-month/2011-australia-brisbane-floods-january-2011

 Reports

Berthelsen, Donna C., Williams, Kate Elizabeth, Abad, Vicky, Vogel, Lauren, & Nicholson, Jan (2012) The parents at playgroup research report : engaging families in supported playgroups. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , QLD.

Sing & Grow annual government reports – 2001 to 2010.

 

Keynote and Invited Presentations:

Abad, V. (2016). Music Therapy in Early Intervention and Special Education in Australia: Looking back and looking forward, A new angle on music therapy for families. Keynote presentation at the 1st SPED-Music Therapy Conference, Singapore, 3&5th September, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). The Economics of Therapy in Practice. Keynote presentation at the 1st SPED-Music Therapy Professional Development Seminar, Singapore, 4th September, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Musical Beginnings. Invited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Musical interactions between parent and child. Invited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Musical Milestones – mapping against childhood development. Invited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Music and toddler developmentInvited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Music in the kindergarten years. Invited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Music and families: Music Early Learning Program. Invited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Music and Self-regulation. Invited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2016). Early Childhood Training: Music in the pre-school, adapting for children with special needs. Invited Speaker at the Association for Music Therapy Singapore (AMTS) Pre-Conference Teacher Training, September 1-2, 2016.

Abad, V. (2015) Taking music to the community to enhance family function, maintain family wellness and enhance child development. What I take as a music therapist. Invited speaker at the Australian Music Therapy Association Professional Development Seminar, Sydney, August, 2015.

Abad, V.  (2015) Invited panel speaker at the Australian Music Therapy Association Professional Development Seminar, Sydney, August, 2015.

Abad, V.. (2014) The Economics of Therapy. Invited workshop presenter at the Australian Music Therapy Association Professional Development Seminar, Brisbane, August, 2014.

Abad, V.(2014)  Invited panel speaker at the 40th Australian Music Therapy Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, August, 2014.

Abad, V. (2013) Lullabies and you. Why babies love their mother’s singing to them. Invited expert presentation at Cradle Song Concert Series which compromised three separate concerts by Karin Schaupp, Katie Noonan and Rachel Beck, QPAC, August 2011.

Abad, V. (2011) Sing & Grow – Early intervention for vulnerable Australian families. Keynote presentation at the Creating Family-Centred Services in Early Intervention Conference, Tai Chung, Taiwan, May 2011.

Abad, V. (2006) Building parent-child relationships through music. Invited paper at the Supported Playgroup Conference, Victoria, August 2006.

Conference Presentations:

Abad, V. (2017) Translating knowledge from research to practice to support everyday music making in the home. Translational research in Creative Practice (TRiCP) Symposium. School of Music, University of Queensland, 19-21st April, 2017.

Abad, V., & Barrett, M. (2016). Creating musical partnerships with parents and children that empower and strengthen family musical relationships. 42nd Australian Music Therapy Association Annual Conference, Melbourne, September, 2016.

Abad, V., Williams, K.E., Barrett, M., Welch, G., & Broughton, M. (2015).The longitudinal developmental benefits of early parent-child music time shared in the context of the home: An Australian population study, 8th Nordic Music Therapy Congress, Oslo, Norway, 5-8 August, 2015

Thomas, D., & Abad, V. (2015).The Economics of Therapy in Practice, 8th Nordic Music Therapy Congress, Oslo, Norway, 5-8 August, 2015.

Abad.V., Barrett, M.S., & Welch, G. (2015). Parental motivations to enroll their children in Music Early Learning Programs. Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Manchester, UK. 17-22 August, 2015.

Abad, V., Shoemark, H., & Barrett, M. (2015). The evolution of parent-child musical interactions and their relevance in the everyday lives of the modern parent. 8th Nordic Music Therapy Congress, Oslo, Norway, 5-8 August.

Thomas, D., & Abad, V. (2014). The Economics of Therapy. The First BAMT Conference, 21-23 February 2014, Birmingham, UK.

Thomas, D., Ledger, A., Kern. P., Jacobsen, S., & Abad. V. (2014). The Economics of Therapy, Clients, Colleagues, Cash and Competition, 14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria, 7-12 July, 2014.

Williams, K.E., Barrett, M., Abad, V., Welch, G., & Broughton, M. (2014, August). The longitudinal developmental benefits of early parent-child musicking: An Australian population study. 39th Australian Music Therapy Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, September, 2014.

Abad, V., & Thomas, D. (2013). Building a financially healthy and sustainable future in music therapy in the 21st Century: Exploring current economic trends and future funding possibilities for our profession, 38th Australian Music Therapy Association Annual Conference, Melbourne, September, 2013.

Thomas, D., & Abad, V. (2013). The Economics of Therapy. Online conference for Music Therapy, 2013.

Nicolson, J.M., Berthelsen, D., Williams, K., and Abad, V. (2012) National scale-up of an early parenting program: Evaluating effectiveness under conditions of rapid implementation. Making Change Happen – First Biennnial Australian Implementation Conference, Melbourne, 25-26 October.

Abad, V., Berthelsen, D., Nicolson, J.M., Walker, S., and Williams, K. (2012). Examining group music therapy to encourage connectedness and resilience in young mothers. 38th national Australian Music Therapy Conference, Sydney, 15 – 16 September.

Williams, K., Berthelsen, D., Nicholson, J., Abad, V., and Vogel, L.     (2012).  Supported playgroups as a service system for vulnerable families: Factors influencing engagement. 12th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 25-27th July.

Williams, K., Abad, V., Vogel, L., Nicholson, J., & Berthelsen, D. Parent engagement in supported playgroups, Early Intervention through Playgroup Conference, Brisbane, August 2011.

Mobbs, J., Williams, K., Abad, V., Vogel, L., Nicholson, J,. & Berthelsen, D. Parent engagement at Supported Playgroups, poster presentation, NIFTY Conference, August 2011.

Abad, V., & Wilmot, C. Why Sing a Lullaby: Using music to meet the emotional and mental health needs of adolescent mothers and their children.The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Conference, Perth, May, 2011.

Berthelsen, D., Nicholson, J., Williams, K., & Abad, V. Research on Young Children and Families: Launching the Next Decade for Policy and Practice. Head Start’s Tenth National Research Conference, Washington DC, June 2010.

Williams, K., Berthelsen, D., Nicholson, J., Abad, V. A national relationship-focussed group intervention for parents and children with disabilities: Results of an effectiveness study. 9th Biennial ECIA Conference, Canberra, May 2010.

Nicholson, J., Berthelsen, D., Williams, K. & Abad, V. National implementation of an early parenting program: Evaluating effectiveness across diverse settings. European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Vilnius, Lithuania, August 2009.

Williams, K., Abad, V., Nicholson, J., Berthelsen, D. Therapeutic change in a cross-generational music therapy program: Sing & Grow national evaluation results by the Sing & Grow national team, 34th AMTA Conference, Brisbane, October 2008.

Williams, K., &  Abad, V. National Sing & Grow summary paper. Birth to Three Matters: Foundations for Research, Policy and Practice, Brisbane, July 2008.

Day, T., Nicholson, J., Berthelsen. D., Abad V., Williams, K., Bradley, J. The evidence for music therapy to improve interactions of disadvantaged young families. XII World Congress of Music Therapy, Buenos Aires, July, 2008.

Berthelsen, D., Nicholson, J., Bradley, J., Abad, V., & Williams, K. Using music therapy in an intervention to enhance parent-child interaction and the social-emotional functioning of young children. XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, July 2008.

Armstrong, S., Hart, C., Abad, V & Williams, K. Sing & Grow: Project Update and Significant Learnings within Diverse Cultures. Australian Association for Infant Mental Health / Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference. Sydney, November 2007.

Dochety, L., Berthelsen, D., Nicholson, J., Hart, C., Abad, V, & Williams, K. Early intervention music therapy for marginalised parents and their infant children. The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference. Melbourne, Sept 2007.

Nicholson, J., Berthelsen, D., Bradley, J., Abad, V. & Williams, K. Impact and sustainability of a brief early parenting intervention for parents and young children facing social & economic disadvantage. Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 11-13 July 2007.

Abad, V., Williams, K., Berthelsen, D., & Nicholson, J. Music therapy as a parenting intervention for disadvantaged families with young children. Head Start: 8th National Research Conference. Washington, DC, June 2006.

Nicholson, J.M., Berthelsen, D., Wallace, J., Abad, V., Williams, K. Engaging hard-to-reach parents and their infants for early parenting intervention: Effectiveness of a group music-therapy program. Paper presentation, 4th National Conference of the Queen Elizabeth Centre ‘Early Childhood: Evidence into Practice’. Melbourne, November, 2006.

Williams, K., Abad, V., Nicholson, J., Berthelsen, D., & Wallace, J. Clinicians and researchers moving forward together: Evaluation of a national early intervention music therapy project. Paper presentations, Australian Music Therapy Association national conference. Sydney, October 2006.

Abad, V. & Williams, K. Sing & Grow: An early intervention project providing support to adolescent mothers. 11th World Congress in Music Therapy. Brisbane, July 2005.

Abad, V. & Roche, A.M. Sing & Grow – Crossing Cultural Barriers in a Music Therapy Programme for Mothers and Infants Seeking Asylum. 11th World Congress in Music Therapy. Brisbane, July 2005.

Abad, V. & Williams, K. Sing & Grow: an early intervention music therapy project addressing infant and family mental health in at-risk communities. Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Conference. Brisbane, July 2005.

Williams, K. & Abad, V. Music therapy with Australian Indigenous families: A time of significant learning. 11th World Congress in Music Therapy. Brisbane, July 2005.

Abad, V. & Williams, K. Early Intervention music therapy for adolescent mothers and their children. 30th Australian Music Therapy Association Conference. Melbourne, October 2004.

Abad, V. & Williams, K. Sing & Grow: An early intervention music therapy programme providing support & parenting skill development for adolescent mothers & their children. 6th European Music Therapy Conference. University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 2004.

Williams, K. & Abad, V. Music therapy with Indigenous families: A time of significant learning. 30th Australian Music Therapy Association Conference. Melbourne, October 2004.

Williams, K. & Abad, V. Sing & Grow: An early intervention music therapy programme addressing infant mental health and development. 14th Annual Mental Health Services Conference Inc. of Australia and New Zealand & the 5th Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association Conference. Gold Coast, September, 2004.

Abad, V. Sing & Grow Together: a new multi-dimensional initiative, bringing together community and families in an early intervention setting . 28th National Music Therapy Conference, Sydney, Australia. Sydney, October, 2002

Abad, V. Sing & Grow – providing music therapy early intervention programs to families in community settings. Early Childhood Intervention Australia Biennial Conference, Hobart, September, 2002.

Abad, V. Sing & Grow: helping young children and their families grow together through music therapy early intervention programs in community settings. New Zealand Society for Music Therapy Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, September, 2002.

Abad, V.  Adolescence: A time of turmoil – the role of music therapy in assisting the transition from childhood to adulthood in paediatric oncology. 10th World Congress of Music Therapy, Oxford, UK, July 2002.

Abad, V. & Edwards, J. Sing & Grow – a new music therapy initiative to meet family needs in community settings. 10th World Congress of Music Therapy, Oxford, UK, July, 2002.

Abad, V. & Walker, B. Sing & Grow Together: Strengthening the quality and range of family interactions in early childhood. Creche and Kindergarten International Early Childhood Conference, Gold Coast, June 2002.

Abad, V. The role of music therapy in paediatrics: Implications for paediatric / child health nurses. Paediatric and Child Health Nurses Conference, Brisbane, July 2001.

O’Shea, V. Reaching the socially isolated person with Alzheimer’s disease through group music therapy – A Case Study. 25th National Music Therapy Conference, Sydney, August, 1999.

O’Shea, V, Walker, B. Report of a development project with preschoolers with Asperger’s Syndrome 23rd National Music Therapy Conference, Brisbane, August, 1997.

O’Shea, V. The use of music therapy to reduce the use of physical restraints. Risks, Rights and Restraints Conference, Brisbane, December 1995.

O’Shea, V. Music therapy as a practical treatment modality in dementia care. 5th National Alzheimer’s Conference, Brisbane, December 1995.

Conference proceedings

Thomas, D., Abad, V., Lindahl Jacobsen, S., Ledger, A., & Kern, P. (2014). The economics of therapy: Clients, colleagues, cash, and competition. In J. Fachner, P. Kern, & G. Tucek (Eds.). Proceedings of the 14. World Congress of Music Therapy. Special issue of Music Therapy Today 10(1), 266-267. Retrieved from http://musictherapytoday.wfmt.info.

Abad, V., Barrett, M.S.,  & Welch, G. (2015). Parental motivations to enrol their children in music early learning pro-grams. In J.Ginsborg, A. Lamont, M. Phillips, and S. Bramley (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Manchester, UK: Royal Northern College of Music, 17-22 August.

 

 

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