Lori Frances Lundeen-Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, MT-BC
 Title: Asst Professor of Practic AAUP
Clinical Manager, Music Therapy Program
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 332
 Phone: 216-687-2033,  440-319-2353
 Email: l.lundeensmith@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 332, Cleveland, OH 44115

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M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University
B.S., Music Therapy, Illinois State University
Brief Bio:
Lori Lundeen-Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, MT-BC, Assistant Professor of Practice and Clinical Manager for the CSU Music Therapy Program, previously served as a program administrator, clinical supervisor/manager, clinical music therapist, and music therapy supervisor/internship director for over 30 years within the Center for Music Therapy at The Music Settlement in Cleveland.  She is also a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Ohio, and has worked in both private practice and educational settings in that capacity.

Professor Lundeen-Smith's interests as an educator focus upon the supervision and training of pre-professional and professional music therapists in educational, medical, and community-based settings with an emphasis upon successful collaboration and co-treatment with other healthcare professionals.  She has been engaged in clinical treatment for clients and patients of all ages experiencing a wide variety of life challenges in diverse settings. Her clinical experience, as well as her track record in developing effective music therapy programming with community partners throughout the Greater Cleveland area, are foundational to her work as Clinical Manager for the CSU Music Therapy Program.   Professor Lundeen-Smith's clinical research and professional writing interests as a dually certified music therapist and speech-language pathologist revolve around evidence-based treatment for individuals diagnosed with ASD, communication delays and disorders, as well as effective collaboration between music therapists and speech-language pathologists.  She has also been privileged to provide services, supervise clinicians, and contribute to research initiatives in settings where adult and pediatric patients were receiving medical music therapy services. She is a frequent conference speaker and consultant, and is also a published author.  

Professor Lundeen-Smith is currently serving the profession of music therapy on the Board Development Committee for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), the only organization responsible for certification and recertification of music therapists nationally. She served as Chairperson of the CBMT Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018, during the final two years of a 5-year appointment to the board. Her service to the profession also includes appointments to both the original Autism Task Force of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) as well as the more recent Strategic Priority on Autism Advisory Team.

Most recent publications:
Gaw, M., Lundeen-Smith, L. F., & Layman, D. L. (2020, November). Music Therapy with an Older Adult with Post-Lingual Deafness and Acquired Profound Hearing Loss: A Three-Semester Case Study. American Music Therapy Association national conference.

Lundeen-Smith, L. F., & Lim, H. (2018). Communication Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Considerations for Music Therapy Practice. In Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing potential in Young Children and their Families - 2nd Edition. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Invited first chapter author.
Honors and Awards:
2015 Past Presidents'Club Award, presented by the Ohio Association for Music Therapy
Teaching Areas:
Music therapy fieldwork and fieldwork supervision; therapeutic musicianship skills; music therapy with young children, school-age children, adults, and elders; music therapy to support communication, in collaboration with speech-language pathologists; music therapy student collaboration with health science students.
Professional Affiliations:
Board Certified Music Therapist (#01156), Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT)

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Great Lakes Region of the AMTA

Association of Ohio Music Therapists (AOMT)

Certificate of Clinical Competence (#12130751) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SP#11814) The Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA)
University Service:
Clinical Manager, Music Therapy (2016-present)
School of Music Curriculum Committee member (2017-present)
School of Music Bylaws and Handbook Committee member (2018-present)
Professional Service:
Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT):
Chair, Board Development Committee (present)
Board Development Committee member (2019-to present)
Chair, Board of Directors, (January 2017-December 2018)
Board of Directors member (2013-2018)
Board Liaison-Continuing Education Committee (2016-2017)

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA):
2013-2015 Strategic Priority on Autism Advisory Team
Autism Task Force  
1998 Conference Host Committee (Cleveland, OH)

Great Lakes Region - AMTA:
2007 Conference Host Committee/Co-Chair, Registration
1994-1996; 1989-1992 GLR Executive Board
1989-1992 Regional Editor, Voice of the Lakes

Association of Ohio Music Therapists (AOMT):
2015 Past Presidents┬┐ Club Award
1994-1996 President, Ohio Association for Music Therapy
1996-1998 Past President and Government Relations Co-Chair
1992-1994 Secretary
1986-1989 State Editor, Voice of the Lakes
Community Service:
Music Settlement President┬┐s Advisory Cabinet (2019 appointment)

Member, Board of Directors, The Galvin Education and Resource Center for Families, Cleveland, OH (1997-1999)