Ph.D. in Public Health (Healthcare Administration)
CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality)
MT-BC/L (Music Therapist-Board Certified/Licensed)
Introducing my new book, Music of Hate - Music for Healing: paired stories from the hate music industry and the profession of music therapy. Thru stories, the book presents uses of music as a unique way to consider hatred, racism, and discrimination. Fourteen sets of stories illustrate interactions, contrasts, and juxtapositions between two, very different uses of music. Analysis, conclusions, and recommendations for needed actions are included.
Available in paperback and ebook at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, or inquire with your local bookstore to special order through Ingram Content Group. Click on book cover above to be taken to Amazon site for this book.
"Through a careful, rich and fascinating account, Ficken juxtaposes the ways music can both heal and harm - a true testimony to the incredible power of music." Cheryl Dileo, Ph.D., MT-BC, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music Therapy Emeritus, Temple University
"...a must read for persons who want to understand how music intersects with hateful social movements. At the same time, hearing the stories of music therapists gives you hope for what is possible." Leonard Friedman, Ph.D., Professor and Director MHA@GW program, George Washington University