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    Introduction
    GROCKE, D ; Moe, T (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015-05-21)
    We use the music therapy language of Wheeler's (1983) adaptation of Wolberg's (1977) levels of therapy (Supportive, ... 354 GUIDED IMAGERY & MUSIC (GIM) AND MUSIC IMAGERY METHODS FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUPTHERAPY.
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    Receptive Music Therapy
    GROCKE, D ; Edwards, J (Oxford University Press, 2015)
    In the Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, international leaders in the field from 10 countries have contributed their expertise to showcase contemporary music therapy.
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    Examining the relationship between self-reported mood management and music preferences of Australian teenagers
    McFerran, KS ; Garrido, S ; O'Grady, L ; Grocke, D ; Sawyer, SM (GRIEG ACADEMY, 2015-07-03)
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    Effect of Singing on Respiratory Function, Voice, and Mood After Quadriplegia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Tamplin, J ; Baker, FA ; Grocke, D ; Brazzale, DJ ; Pretto, JJ ; Ruehland, WR ; Buttifant, M ; Brown, DJ ; Berlowitz, DJ (W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2013-03-01)
    OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of singing training on respiratory function, voice, mood, and quality of life for people with quadriplegia. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Large, university-affiliated public hospital, Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Participants (N=24) with chronic quadriplegia (C4-8, American Spinal Injury Association grades A and B). INTERVENTIONS: The experimental group (n=13) received group singing training 3 times weekly for 12 weeks. The control group (n=11) received group music appreciation and relaxation for 12 weeks. Assessments were conducted pre, mid-, immediately post-, and 6-months postintervention. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Standard respiratory function testing, surface electromyographic activity from accessory respiratory muscles, sound pressure levels during vocal tasks, assessments of voice quality (Perceptual Voice Profile, Multidimensional Voice Profile), and Voice Handicap Index, Profile of Mood States, and Assessment of Quality of Life instruments. RESULTS: The singing group increased projected speech intensity (P=.028) and maximum phonation length (P=.007) significantly more than the control group. Trends for improvements in respiratory function, muscle strength, and recruitment were also evident for the singing group. These effects were limited by small sample sizes with large intersubject variability. Both groups demonstrated an improvement in mood (P=.002), which was maintained in the music appreciation and relaxation group after 6 months (P=.017). CONCLUSIONS: Group music therapy can have a positive effect on not only physical outcomes, but also can improve mood, energy, social participation, and quality of life for an at-risk population, such as those with quadriplegia. Specific singing therapy can augment these general improvements by improving vocal intensity.