Dr. Lori Gooding - Full Bio
Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC, is an Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Florida State University. Dr. Gooding taught at Charleston Southern University and founded the academic and clinical music therapy programs at the University of Kentucky before joining the FSU faculty in 2015. She has worked clinically in mental and physical healthcare and as a music therapy evaluator for the public school system, and she currently serves as a consultant for music therapy clinical and academic program development.
Dr. Gooding’s research focuses on music therapy in psychosocial care, patient-and family-centered care in music therapy, and music therapy education. Her publications appear in journals like the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and The Arts in Psychotherapy. She is editor of Medical Music Therapy: Building a Comprehensive Program and co-author of Procedural Support Music Therapy: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Program Development.
Dr. Gooding is Past President of the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Music Therapy Association. She has presented nationally and internationally, and currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Music Therapy. She has also received research grants from organizations like AARP, the National Institute on Aging, the Awesome Foundation, and the NEA/Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.