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Music Therapy Faculty: Frank Bosco

MA, MT-BC, RPP, LCAT, SEP

Frank Bosco, MA, MT-BC, LMT, RPP, SEP, LCAT, is the founder/director of Sound health Studio, a center in NYC that offers studies and services including a variety of music therapy approaches, psychotherapy (specializing in Gestalt therapy), bodywork and acupuncture.  He has maintained a full-time private practice since 1980 as a Certified Music Therapist and a Licensed Massage Therapist(1978). He has integrated a wide range of somatic and psycho- therapy approaches including shiatsu, Bioenergetics, Gestalt, NMT, Polarity, NLP, hypnotherapy, and Somatic-Experiencing (for working with trauma).  Using the energy principles from Ayurveda and Polarity Therapy as a basis for combining bodywork and psychotherapy with theoretical and technical understandings from the field of music therapy he developed a new approach he calls "Elemental Music Alignment," for which he offers sessions and training.  Since 1981, Frank has taught many classes relating to Polarity, bodywork and music healing, music therapy and Gestalt therapy. He is an adjunct faculty member at NYU and a full member serving on the executive board of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy. He is actively exploring, writing, and professionally presenting on the subject of integrating the above fields of interest.

Selected Publications:

Bosco, F. (2010). Translating Somatic Experiencing® and Gestalt Therapy for Trauma
Resolution into Music Therapy Practice with Adults. In K. Stewart (Ed.), Music therapy & trauma: bridging theory and practice. New York: Satchnote Press.

Bosco, F. (2011). The use of Elemental Music Alignment in the journey from singer to
healer/therapist. In A. Meadows (Ed.), Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

Bosco, F. (2014). Translating Somatic Experiencing® and Gestalt Therapy for Trauma
Resolution into Music Therapy Practice with Adults. In K. Stewart (Ed.), Music therapy & trauma: bridging theory and practice. New York: Satchnote Press. Reprinted in D. Bloom and B. O’Neill (Eds.), The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy in the 21st Century: An Anthology of Published Writings Since 2000. Queensland 4573, Australia: Ravenwood Press.