Who Are the DBT Informed Music Therapy Experts Providing these Resources?

Deborah Spiegel MT-BC

Deborah Spiegel MT-BC was first introduced to DBT in 2001 when she worked as a member of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy based treatment team at the Colorado Mental Health Hospital. She was trained in DBT alongside her treatment team by representatives of Behavioral Tech.

Her 11 years of employment at that DBT facility as the music therapist led to her passion for using music therapy to support patients in strengthening DBT skills, which she has dedicated her career to ever since.

Author of Creative DBT Activities Using Music: Interventions for Enhancing Engagement and Effectiveness in Therapy (Jessica Kingsley 2020.)

Deborah is CEO and director of The Spiegel Academy, providing online continuing education for music therapists and allied professionals. This includes a comprehensive DBT informed music therapy training program (in conjunction with Dr. Lauren Bonavitacola and a team of other DBT experts and DBT Informed music therapists.)

Bailey Hinz, MA, MT-BC

Bailey is currently completing the last part of earning a masters degree as a social worker.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in music from North Central College and in 2013, Bailey received her master’s degree in music therapy from Colorado State University; her graduate thesis was on the utilization of therapeutic music for young women with negative body perception and disordered eating.

Bailey has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations including mental health, at risk youth, substance abuse, veterans’ needs, hospice, autism spectrum, developmental disability, and diseases of aging. Her greatest passion and life’s purpose, however, lies in mental/ behavioral health. She loves incorporating music and other creative arts to affect meaningful change in the lives of individuals she serves. 

To continue her growth as a clinician, Bailey received her designation as a DBT informed Music Therapist through Behavioral Tech and The Spiegel Academy in 2017. She is passionate about DBT and music therapy and is excited to support you in your application of music to teach the skills to support you in your life and your practice.

Stephen King, MT-BC

Stephen explored his interest in Music and Psychology with his undergraduate work at Harding University, after which he studied the Masters in Music Therapy program at Texas Woman’s University. 

His Music Therapy career allowed for experience with older adults, addiction and recovery, children with developmental challenges, and most recently adolescents with behavioral and emotion regulation difficulties.

 In early 2018, Stephen enrolled in The Spiegel Academy in conjunction with Behavioral Tech, to earn his designation as DBT informed Music Therapist.

Combining his interest in electronic music and technology, Stephen brings unique skills to the community of DBT informed Music Therapy with sessions both online and in-person.