Faculty Profile:

Jennifer TownsendManager, Creative Arts TherapiesHouston Methodist Hospital

Jennifer Townsend received her education in music therapy from Sam Houston State University¬ and Temple University. As the Manager for Creative Arts Therapies at Houston Methodist she pilots programing in order to grow the footprint of music therapy throughout the hospital, participates and runs studies in research related to music therapy and music medicine and provides clinical supervision to the music therapy staff. Jennifer embraces an integrative philosophy which guides her practice and research. To this end, she has published articles relating to technology in music therapy, music therapy in epilepsy treatment, and music therapy in NICU work. Additionally, she has a chapter on Medically Fragile Children in the Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Pediatrics. Jennifer’s passion for music therapy pushes her to advocate continuously at local, state and national levels.