Janice M. Dvorkin

Janice M. Dvorkin

Professor Department of Music Office Location: Music Building Rm. 229 Phone: (210) 829-3856

I completed a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy and worked as a clinician for seven years. I started a practice in clinical supervision. I was also accepted into a Doctor of Psychology program. Within this time, I was elected President of the American Music Therapy Assn. Upon graduation in 1992, I passed the New York license examination and practiced as a Psychologist. At the same time , I was an adjunct instructor at New York University. I wanted to teach music therapy full-time. I was hired by the University of the Incarnate Word and have been working in this position for 24 years. I have presented numerous times at American Psychological Assn. and American Music Therapy Assn. conferences. I have also written several articles and chapters in Music Therapy journals and books. As a Clinical Psychologist in Texas and Board Certified Music Therapist, I opened a private therapy practice. I presented my work in Canada, England, Spain, Germany and Belgium.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education - Queens College, CUNY. 1974
  • Master of Arts in Music Therapy - New York University. Pace University 1979
  • Doctor of Psychology - Pace University. 1992

University of the Incarnate Word

  • Promotion to Associate Professor - 2002
  • Tenure awarded- 2003
  • Promotion to Full Professor - 2013

Pace University

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Spring, 1993
  • Intelligence Testing, Doctoral Program

New York University

  • Part-time Faculty, Department of Music Therapy, 1987-1996.
  • Overall Intern Supervisor, taught “Psychological theory and Music Therapy Processes” and “Music Therapy Methods and Approaches with adults.”

C.W. Post College, Long Island University, Director of Music Therapy Program, Fall, 1987- 1989.

Alfred Adler Institute, New York, Adjunct Lecturer, taught “Music Therapy Theory and Methods with Adults and Social Interest”. 1987 - 1994

Molloy College, Rockville Center, New York. Adjunct Lecturer, taught “ Music Therapy Theory and Methods with Adults” and led music therapy training groups. 1983

  • Evidence of Grace Clinic - September, 2005.-2008.
  • Northeast Psychological and Music Therapy Services - June 2001 - May, 2015. Private practice
  • Adult, Parent, Child Consultation. September, 1999 - April, 2001.
  • Comprehensive Counseling, New York. October, 1996 - July, 1997.
  • Clinical Associates, New York, March, 1995 - July, 1997.
  • Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center March, 1994-March 1995.
  • New York City Public Schools. September, 1993-March, 1994.
  • Advanced Center for Psychotherapy. September, 1993- July, 1995.
  • Mount Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital Center. July, 1990 - June, 1991
  • Pederson-Krag Community Mental Health Center. July, 1989-June 1990
  • Creative Arts Rehabilitation Center. March, 1988 - February, 1995.
  • Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. March, 1985- August, 1987.
  • Clinical Music Therapy Supervision. January, 1986-
  • Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. August, 1979 - March, 1985.
  • Dvorkin, J. And Belmares, S. (2020) “Music Therapy as a Treatment for Female Adolescents with Childhood Abuse”. Journal of Social Justice. Vol. 7, Article 4.
  • Dvorkin, J. Presentation “Music Therapy as a Treatment for Female Adolescents Abused in Childhood” May , 2019. Symposium on Abuse of Females and Gender Studies.
  • Dvorkin, J. In-service “Music Therapy on a Pediatric Unit” at SAMMC. June 24 2018
  • Dvorkin, J. Workshop at Health Careers High School February, 28, 2017
  • Dvorkin, J. In-Service at the Ecumenical Center of San Antonio. September 5, 2016
  • Dvorkin, J. Paper accepted. “How and why to Change from Product to Process Music Therapy.” 2014 International Congress, Krem, Germany. July, 2014.
  • Rafayian, R. & Dvorkin, J. CEU “Beyond Activities: Relationally-based Music Therapy for Adults with Severe Disabilities/Autism.” American Music Therapy Assn. national conference, November 21, 2013.
  • Dvorkin, J. (2013) “Borderline Personality Disorder” Chapter 12 in Eyre, L, (Ed.) Mental Health volume in Bruscia, K. (Ed.) Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice.
  • Reviewer - Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
  • Member - American Music Therapy Assn.
  • Member - American Psychological Assn.
  • Member - San Antonio Chapter 39 (Psychoanalysis)
  • Member - Central Texas Music Therapists
  • Crossword puzzles
  • 2 cats
  • Ex-President - American Music Therapy Assn.
  • NYS Challenger Fellowship for School Psychologist
  • License - Clinical Psychologist- New York
  • License - Clinical Psychologist - Texas
  • Music Therapist - Board Certified
  • Service Learning Committee - 2017- 2021
  • CHASS Awards committee - 2019- present

Currently working on Creating a Master of Music Therapy degree.

Working on music research with the School of Medicine.

  • Introduction to music therapy
  • Clinical Orientation
  • Music in Therapy I,II. & III
  • PRacticum I,II & III
  • Piano Improvisation
  • Creative Improvisation
  • Psychology of Music
  • Music Therapy Services Center
  • Senior Seminar
  • Internship
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Developmental Psychopathology