Chris Igidbashian holds a Master of Arts in music therapy and counseling from Drexel University and wrote his master’s thesis about considerations for music therapists who work with people with developmental speech disorders and the potential for collaboration with speech and language pathologists.
Igidbashian has experience providing individual and group music therapy for adults recovering from and living with traumatic brain injuries. As a music therapy intern, he worked with adolescents in a juvenile detention center and children with developmental disabilities, medical complications and learning differences. He is a board-certified music therapist, licensed professional counselor and certified brain injury specialist.
A member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Brain Injury Association of America, Igidbashian has given presentations on the use of creative arts therapies for brain injury rehabilitation at the annual conferences of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association and the Council on Brain Injury.