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Judi Rubin-Bosco

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Judi Rubin-Bosco MA, MT-BC, LCAT, is a senior music therapist, coordinator of music therapy programs, and clinical training and supervision at the Center for Child Development and Learning of the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services.  Ms. Rubin-Bosco is a founding co-director of Sound Health Studio, a multi-disciplinary center for body-mind therapies and education in New York City where she has maintained a private music psychotherapy practice. She is a co-founder of Pre-K music play, an inclusive music program for children and their caregivers. She was one of the core music therapists for the New York City September 11th Relief Project’s Caring for the Caregivers program. She is adjunct faculty, academic adviser, and clinical supervisor for New York University’s Music Therapy Program and adjunct professor at Queensborough Community College in the music department. Her writings on the StorySong approach to working in early intervention and trauma have been included in various publications.  Judi has taught and lectured across the country since 1982.

Selected Publications

2010 "The Impact of Creative Arts Therapies on Children Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events." In (Kristen Stewart, Ed.), Music Therapy & Trauma: Bridging Theory and Clinical Practice. New York, NY : Satchnote Press

2003 "From Chaos to Creative Expression: The New York City Music Therapy Relief Project." Early Childhood Connections: Journal of Music and Movement Based Learning,  8, 7-18.

2002 "Resolution vs. Re-enactment: A Story Song Approach to Working with Trauma." In (Joanne Loewy, Ed.) Caring for the Caregiver: The Use of Music and Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma. Silver Spring MD: The American Music Therapy Association Inc.

Selected Presentations

2013 AMTA New England Regional Spring Conference, Newport, Rhode Island
"Music in Containment & Resolution: Addressing Cycles of Traumatic Overwhelm (CMTE course)"

2008 International Music Therapy & Trauma Symposium Bridging Theory and Clinical Practice, NYC, NY
"The Impact of Creative Arts Therapy on Children Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events"

2005 AMTA 2005 National Conference
"The use of Storysong Technique in Trauma Work For Children and Their Caregivers"

2005 AMTA Mid-Atlantic Region  Music Therapy Conference
"Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma: Caring for the Caregiver"


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