This course will be recorded and sent out to all pre-registered participants to watch in their own time.
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Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy
with Dr. Diane Austin
Thursday 8th September 2022 at 5-7pm (BST)

Vocal Psychotherapy is a new model of music psychotherapy which uses the breath, natural sounds, songs and vocal improvisation.

Vocal Psychotherapy takes place within a client therapist relationship and promotes intrapsychic and interpersonal growth and change.

I believe the voice is the primary instrument and the reasons for this belief will be discussed and illuminated.

This presentation will also describe the genesis of this model and include experiential games and exercises that will further clarify aspects of vocal psychotherapy.

Examples of vocal holding and free associative singing, two of the main methods of this model, will be played and discussed along with adaptations that are possible.

There will be time at the conclusion for Q&A.

If you would like a certificate of attendance for this event, please send us an email.

Dr. Diane Austin, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in NYC, NY, where she has maintained a private practice in music and vocal psychotherapy as well as analytically oriented psychotherapy for more than 30 years.

She is an adjunct associate professor at New York University in the graduate music therapy department and is the founder/director of the advanced training program in Vocal Psychotherapy in NYC.

Dr. Austin has founded and taught distance training programs in Seoul, Korea, Vancouver, B. C. and most recently developed an international training program in Vocal Psychotherapy in England as well as a training course for future facilitators and trainers.

Dr. Austin has lectured in countries throughout the world and has published numerous articles and book chapters on in-depth psychotherapy and the voice.

Her book, “The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of The Self” was published by Jessica Kingsley and codified her model of music therapy.

During the covid epidemic she gave webinars to Australia, Brazil, Korea, Portugal and Buenos Aires. Learn more about her work on her website:

Thursday 8th September 2022 at 5-7pm BST

This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £30 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.

If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form in the 'Book Your Place' tab or email

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