John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Molloy College, is the founder and executive director of The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy and founding clinical director of the Center for Autism and Child Development. Dr. Carpente has over fifteen years of clinical and supervisory experience working in a variety of settings. He participated in weekly supervision with Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan, co-creator of the DIRï¿½/Floortime™ model. A pioneer in DIRï¿½/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 TIME-A international music therapy and ASD research project. Dr. Carpente has authored several book chapters and articles on the topic of developmental relationship-based music therapy and ASD and has presented and lectured his work domestically and internationally.