Voicework in Music Therapy: Research and Practice

Felicity Baker, S. Uhlig

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‘Baker and Uhlig’s new book gives many salient examples of innovative vocal techniques and methods that can be used with different populations. This much needed and timely new book will add to the literature base of vocal music therapy as well as making a valuable contribution to our field by documenting vocal methods for future generations of music therapists.’
- From the foreword by Diane Austin, author of The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy, Executive Director of The Music Psychotherapy Center and associate professor of Music Therapy at New York University, USA

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages368
ISBN (Print)978-1-84905-165-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Voice, singing, rapping, songs, development, recovery, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, trauma, music therapy


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