Julie Cassity, MS, MT-BC, earned a B.S. in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University (1986) and M.S. in Psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1991). Julie is Instructor and Clinical Director of Music Therapy at Drury University, teaching Field Studies, running the day-to-day operations of the Center for Music Therapy and Wellness at Drury University, and overseeing student practicum experiences in music therapy settings throughout the Springfield community. Julie is a board-certified music therapist who has experience with a variety of populations including developmental disabilities and geriatrics. She also has experience in mental health and maintains licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). Julie is co-author of the book Multimodal Psychiatric Music Therapy as well as a published article in the Journal of Music Therapy. She has also presented at regional and national conferences. In 2014, Julie started the non-profit Music Therapy of the Ozarks, with the vision of raising money to provide funding for music therapy services for those individuals and agencies that are not able to afford music therapy, while promoting awareness of music therapy in the Springfield community.
Cassity, M. D. & Cassity, J. E. (1998). Multimodal psychiatric music therapy for adults, adolescents, and children: A clinical manual (3rd. ed.). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.