Abstract/Details

Compose: Singing as a Depth Modality in the Treatment of Trauma

Rattner, Jamie.   Pacifica Graduate Institute ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2012. 1509820.

Abstract (summary)

The author situates the human singing voice at the axis of Psyche and Soma, suggesting vocalization as vital in the transformation of any trauma complex. Using Intuitive Inquiry as a methodology, the results of the study are presented as a prerecorded vocal method for survivors of trauma supported by a qualitatively researched rationale. In the Compose method, imagistic representations and sonic manifestations are initially culled through visceral interoception and exteroceptive sensory awareness. These images are then externalized in freely associated dreamlike scenes. Since singing is physical and imagistic, the entirety of the body (as a biological organism and symbolic field) is engaged in transforming the traumatically induced complex. Drawing from heuristic self-exploration, the depth psychological tradition, and contemporary somatic approaches, findings indicate that vocalization may be instrumental in the healing of trauma survivors.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Music;
Clinical psychology;
Counseling psychology
Classification
0413: Music
0603: Counseling Psychology
0622: Clinical psychology
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Psychology
Title
Compose: Singing as a Depth Modality in the Treatment of Trauma
Author
Rattner, Jamie
Number of pages
57
Degree date
2012
School code
1142
Source
MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-1-267-25216-6
Advisor
Elsner, Thomas
University/institution
Pacifica Graduate Institute
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1509820
ProQuest document ID
963995850
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/963995850