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Vocal Psychotherapy: A New Model of Voice Based Music Therapy

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CourseGraphic This workshop draws on the methods and techniques of Vocal Psychotherapy, a new, in-depth model of music therapy developed by Dr. Diane Austin, which incorporates breath work, natural sounds, vocal improvisation, songs and dialogue to facilitate change and growth. In this workshop participants will acquire both didactic and experiential knowledge of the therapeutic benefits of Vocal Psychotherapy. This workshop will illuminate the healing potential of the natural voice. Vocal interventions, timing and place of interventions, along with adaptations for use with different populations, will be presented. 

Participants will experience and identify the benefit of deep breathing practice not only as a necessary part of singing correctly but also as a therapeutic tool in helping clients relax, revitalize and reconnect to the body. Vocal Holding and Free Associative Singing techniques will be demonstrated. This workshop will discuss the reciprocity between the physiological and the psychological effects of breathing. This workshop should demonstrate that the voice is A, if not THE, most important instrument in music therapy and that elements of Vocal Psychotherapy are useful in working with all populations.

Continuing Education Credits:

Addiction Counselors, Certified Case Managers, Prevention Specialists
This program is PCB approved for six (6) hours.

Art Therapists, Counselors
Marywood University, Professional Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4081. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Marywood University, Professional Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Clock Hours: 6

This course is approved for six (6) hours professional development ACT 48 hours.

Music Therapists
This activity is approved by the Certificate Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 7 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Marywood University Professional Continuing Education, P-057 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Social Workers
This program is approved for six (6) continuing education hours for social works for NJ/NY/PA LSW licensure renewal.


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Nazareth Student Center

Diane Austin 

CEUs : 6



Registration Closes On
Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/17/2020 - 4/17/2020 Weekly - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Scranton, Nazareth Student Center  Map Diane Austin  ClassRoom