Allison M. Fox is a Board Certified Music Therapist and educator from the New England region who is thrilled to be joining the Music Therapy Program at Utah State University as a full-time professor for the 2019-2020 academic year. Allison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Delaware and later earned a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling and Music Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.
As a music therapist and mental health clinician, Allison has worked with diverse populations in a multitude of settings. Most recently she served as the Assistant Director of Resident Services in charge of designing and overseeing therapeutic programming for both the Behavioral Health and Memory Care communities at an assisted living facility in Massachusetts. Other areas of clinical practice have included working in hospice and palliative care, adult day programs, specialized memory care programs, community arts initiatives, long-term care facilities, providing youth and family services, conducting international service projects, providing trauma-informed treatment for adolescents, and facilitating arts-based respite services for children with cognitive and physical disabilities. As an educator, Allison has taught as an adjunct professor at Anna Maria College and Lesley University, served as a clinical site supervisor for students, presented on various topics at interdisciplinary conferences, and facilitated corporate trainings on culture change in congregate care facilities.
As a musician, Allison is primarily a drummer and percussionist and has been afforded incredible opportunities to perform around the world. She also enjoys singing and playing piano, guitar, and bass guitar both clinically and professionally. When she isn't teaching or making music, Allison loves to travel and spend time outdoors with her family and friends.