Deborah L Layman
 Title: Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Music Therapy
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 357
 Phone: 216-802-3343
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 357, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
educational psychology, music therapy, flipped classroom, self-regulated learning, competency-based education, autism, neurodevelopment
M.M., Music Therapy, The Florida State University, 1998
B.M., Music Performance, Kent State University, 1993
Brief Bio:
Deborah L. Layman, MM, MT-BC, is an Assistant Professor in Music Therapy and Coordinator of Music Therapy at Cleveland State University. With extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with special needs, Professor Layman brings a wealth of knowledge about the actual practice of evidence-based music therapy. Professor Layman is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Educational Psychology at Kent State University.

Professor Layman is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Previously she served with CBMT as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Continuing Education Committee (CEC) Board Liaison, and Chair of the Continuing Education Committee of CBMT. Professor Layman was appointed to the joint CBMT/AMTA Scope of Practice work group in 2014, which resulted in a landmark legislative advocacy tool for the profession. Professor Layman also served on the Advisory Board for the AMTA Autism Task Force and presented key educational and certification testimony in support of Ohio House Bill 184, which would create a state licensure for music therapy in Ohio.

Professor Layman is a published author and frequent national presenter on her research in many areas, including integration of the flipped classroom in music therapy higher education, the use of music therapy to treat complex trauma in children, and music therapy and autism.
Honors and Awards:
CSU Merit award recipient, Spring 2016
Research Interests:
goal orientation and educational motivation
self-regulated learning
flipped classroom model in higher education
competency-based music therapy education and supervision
therapist effectiveness
therapeutic function of music
autism spectrum disorder
video modeling
social/emotional development
complex trauma
Professional Affiliations:
Board Certified Music Therapist (#05462), Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT)

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Great Lakes Region, AMTA

Association of Ohio Music Therapists
Research Grants:
Kulas Foundation/Beech Brook grant-funded research music therapist, 1999-2012.