Voicework in Music Therapy: Research and Practice
Felicity Baker, Sylka Uhlig
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2011 - Psychology - 368 pages
The voice is a powerful instrument in music therapy practice and this anthology of voicework techniques explores everything the practitioner and researcher needs to know in order to bring about successful vocal interventions across a broad range of client groups. Compiling a wealth of international evidence-based practice, this book offers detailed descriptions of clinical methods that are grounded in research. Chapters are grouped into structured and unstructured approaches for use with clients of all ages. Clinical populations covered include neonates, children with autism or developmental disability, individuals with neurological damage including stroke, Parkinson's disease patients, traumatic brain injury, and spinal injury, people with mental illness, medical conditions such as asthma and pain, oncology and palliative care, aged care and dementia. This book will be an invaluable resource for any music therapy student, practitioner or researcher looking to explore the use of voicework in music therapy.
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Esther Thane's detailed description of her relaxation technique is incredibly useful. It is easily adapted to the work I do with seniors, experiencing chronic pain (and anxiety). If at all possible, arrange a session with Esther (Vancouver), to experience her expertise first hand. Her technique is so well developed; when well replicated, this is a very effective tool for music therapists.