Bernice is an accredited music therapist and NMT Fellow in Canada and the United Kingdom. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada in 2008; and her 1000-hour internship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Following this, she completed a MA Music Therapy with distinction at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England in 2011.
She specialized in working with adults in neurorehabilitation over nine years in London, UK. She has presented her clinical work at national and international conferences. She has clinically supervised national and international students, interns, and music therapists working in neurorehabilitation settings. She is an advanced assessor for individuals in disorders of consciousness (SMART and MATADOC).
Bernice was the co-editor for Leading Note magazine for the British Association for Music Therapy. She is particularly interested in the role of music therapy in collaborative working with other disciplines, and the role of music in enabling individuals to live as independently and fully as possible. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is very excited about transitioning into her role as Director of Communications for the Music Therapy Academy and looks forward to meeting those within the network.