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Dr. Diane Austin, ACMT, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in NYC, NY, where she has maintained a private practice in Music and Vocal Psychotherapy for more than 20 years. She is an associate professor at New York University in the graduate music therapy department where she teaches clinical vocal improvisation, leads music therapy groups and is a thesis advisor. She also teaches Vocal Psychotherapy at Fredonia College, is the founder/director of the advanced training program in Vocal Psychotherapy in NYC, and has distance training programs in Seoul, Korea and Vancouver, B. C.

Dr. Austin has lectured in 23 countries and has published numerous articles and book chapters on music psychotherapy and the voice. Her book, “The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of The Self” was published in 2010 by Jessica Kingsley and codified her model of music therapy.