Beth A. Clark, PhD, HEC-C, RCC

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Beth Clark holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of British Columbia (2018) with a research focus on clinical ethics and transgender health with pediatric populations. Dr. Clark is a Certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant (HEC-C) in the US, a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in British Columbia, Canada and a credentialed music therapist in both the US (MT-BC) and Canada (MTA).

As an ethicist, counsellor, music therapist, and educator, Dr. Clark has served people with needs related to mental health, substance use, neurodiversity, developmental difference, palliative care, HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ2+ health. Volunteer, advocacy and policy work focuses on human rights and access to health care for marginalized and underserved populations. This range of experiences informs research and clinical interests in health care ethics and in improving equitable access to care.

  • Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified (HEC-C)
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #3522)
  • Neonatal ICU Music Therapist (NICU-MT)
  • Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC #07825)
  • Music Therapist Accredited (MTA #0362)
  • Independent Schools Teaching Certificate, British Columbia (2007-2012)
  • Professional Teaching Certificate, State of Maine (2001-2006)
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Canadian Bioethics Society
  • Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Canadian Association for Music Therapy
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, The University of British Columbia (2018)
  • Dissertation: Ethics and youth gender health care: Hormone therapy initiation decision-making of transgender youth, parents and health care providers
  • MM, Music Therapy, Western Michigan University (2007)
  • MM, Music Education, The University of Maine (2000)
  • BM, Music Education (Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi), The University of Maine (1999)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning and Dissemination Grant, Institute Community Support Competition, Institute of Gender and Health (2017)
  • Association for Information Science & Technology; Special Interest Group on Information Needs, Seeking, and Use: Best Conference Poster Award (2017)
  • UBC Public Scholars Award (2017)
  • UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Research Award, UBC (2017)
  • UBC Public Scholars Award (2016)
  • UBC Lyle Creelman Endowment Fund Research Award (2016)
  • UBC Graduate Student Travel Award (2016)
  • UBC Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program Travel Award (2016)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Institute of Population and Public Health, Institute Community Support, Travel Grant (2015)
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2014-2017)
  • UBC Four-Year Fellowship (2014-2018)
  • AMTA Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award (2011)
  • Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund Research Award (2011)
  • Health Science Professionals of BC Education Award (2010)