John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, Assistant Professor of Music and Music Therapy at Molloy College, is the founder and executive director of The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy, founding clinical director of the Center for Autism and Child Development, owner of Developmental Music Health Services. and is the founding music therapist and creator of the DIR-based music therapy program at the Rebecca School in New York City where he participated in weekly case conferences and supervisions with Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan. Dr. Carpente is also a level 2 instructor/clinical supervisor for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Advanced Certification Training at Molloy College.
Dr. Carpente has over fifteen years of clinical and supervisory experience working in a variety of settings as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and program director serving a wide range of client groups with developmental, neurological, and emotional challenges. A pioneer in DIR®/Floortime™-based music therapy, Dr. Carpente’s clinical and research focus is on individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families, parent coaching, assessment, and supervision. He is currently the USA site manager for the international music therapy and ASD research project–TIME-A.
Dr. Carpente has served on several boards and committees with special attention to autism and child development and his advocacy and consultation have resulted in the development of numerous first-time clinical and training programs in schools, clinics, community centers, hospitals throughout Long Island and New York City.
Dr. Carpente’s has authored several book chapters and articles on the topic of developmental relationship-based music therapy and autism spectrum disorders. His new book, published by Regina Publishers, The Individual Music-Centered Assessment for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND): A Clinical Manual provides music therapists with a music-based method for assessing individuals with neurodevelopmental challenges.