Jenni Rook, MT-BC, LCPC
About The Author:
Jenni Rook is a board-certified music therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) where she has practiced as a music therapist for nearly 10 years. Jenni received her Bachelor of Arts in music therapy from Western Illinois University after completing her undergraduate clinical internship at Giant Steps Illinois, Inc., a therapeutic day school for children with Autism. Jenni obtained a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. She also possesses advanced certification in Neurological Music Therapy (NMT-Fellow).
Her clinical work with children and adults has primarily been conducted in medical settings including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Jenni’s expertise includes using music in speech rehabilitation and in counseling for children and adults coping with trauma, anxiety and medical conditions. She also has several years of experience working with children diagnosed with autism and intellectual disabilities.
Jenni serves as the President of the Illinois Association for Music Therapy, a member of the Executive Board of the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association, Communications Chair for the Child and Adolescent Evanston Local Area Network 40 and holds membership in the American Music Therapy Association, the Robert Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, and the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.