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Introducing CLAM and its Impact in Latin America

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-3

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Join us for an exciting one-hour webinar where we will introduce the Latin American Committee of Music Therapy (CLAM) and explore their important work in the field of music therapy in Latin America. During this event, you will have the opportunity to learn about CLAM’s history, projects, and contributions, as well as their impact on promoting music therapy in our region.

This webinar is a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge about music therapy in Latin America. Additionally, we will have a discussion on the ways in which IAMM and CLAM can find paths of collaboration. Don’t miss this chance to connect through music and learn from leaders in the field of music therapy in our region!



Patricia Zarate, Assistant Professor, Music Therapy Department, Berklee College of Music

Zarate Perez graduated with the first generation of students from the music therapy department at Berklee College of Music in 1999, where she met her mentor Colin Lee. She worked as a music therapy intern at the Psychiatric Unit of the New Hampshire State Hospital, where she provided music therapy services to acute psychiatric patients. She later worked at the Boston Institute For Arts Therapies and Arts in Progress where she worked with children with behavioral difficulties, autism, and Down Syndrome. While pursuing her Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies at New York University, Patricia met Clive Robbins and volunteered at the Nordoff & Robbins Center for Music Therapy. Zarate Perez has published in the Journal of Medicine and Pediatrics in Chile, and Panama. In 2013 she founded the Latin American Music Therapy Symposium in Panama City, Panama. In 2014 she founded the Latin American Music Therapy Network in Boston, USA, and in 2015 founded the Music Therapy Center of Panama. In 2017, she opened the diploma program in Music Therapy with the University of the Americas (UDELAS) in Panama City, Panama. In 2018 she founded the Boston Center for Multicultural Music Therapy in Boston, MA. That same year she helped found RED MUSA, a Chilean network that expands music therapy services to the neurology department of the University of Chile. In 2020 Zarate founded the (virtual) Global Center for Music Therapy in Boston, MA.


Lorena Buenseñor

Lorena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy (CEDIIAP) and is a Neurological Music Therapist (NMT). She also has a Diploma in Child Neuropsychology (CEDIIAP), along with specialized training in Music Therapy evaluation (Heartbeat, Brazil) and Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Profile (IMTAP, Argentina).


With extensive experience in Music Therapy in Emerging Fields, Lorena has conducted workshops in Music Therapy for Nursing and has been working at the Integral Neurological Rehabilitation Center since 2005. She has also collaborated with Pereira Rosell Hospital and Asencio Psychiatric Clinic (Halfway Home), and served as a lecturer at the CEDIIAP University Institute (Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning Information).


In her private practice, Lorena provides therapy to patients with various conditions referred by other healthcare professionals, including Parkinson’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Generalized Developmental Delay (TGD), Alzheimer’s, Cognitive Impairment, Down Syndrome, among others.


Additionally, she holds the position of President of CLAM for the 2023-2025 term.



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