Clinical and Centre Director
Registered Music Therapist
Jen Ryckaert joined the Raukatauri Music Therapy team as the Clinical Development Manager in August 2015, following work as the Music Therapy Clinic Manager and Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. In addition to her clinic management and teaching responsibilities, she also served as a Clinical Supervisor in both the Music Therapy and Brain Injury Clinics at Nazareth and maintained her work as the music therapist for a large school district in Western New York.
Having worked in a variety of settings and with many different clinical populations in the United States, Jen was especially excited to assist the Raukatauri team in their efforts to bring the powerful tool of music therapy to an expanded clientele in NZ. She was named the Clinical and Centre Director in October, 2017 and is thrilled to be leading the Centre while continuing to provide individual sessions to both children and adults, running the Tune In programme in collaboration with a speech and language therapist and doing some initial client consultations which often provide families with their first experience of music therapy.
Jen obtained her Bachelor of Arts in piano performance from the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Music Therapy from Georgia College and State University and has also completed studies in music therapy and mental health counselling at Nazareth College.