Rick Soshensky has published a large number of articles for a variety of clinical practice textbooks, music therapy journals, professional websites and newsletters. Here are a few samples (see curriculum vitae for complete listing):
Music: The Language of Well-Being Published in McKnight’s Long-Term Care and Assisted Living July 6, 2010
This article discusses music’s dynamic potential to stimulate interaction, self-expression and community-building can encourage well-being in residents challenged with cognitive impairment, memory loss and dementia in long-term care settings.
Developing a Guitar-Based Approach in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
by Rick Soshensky (2005). Music Therapy Perspectives, Vol. 23: Issue 2.
This article addresses the use of guitar in Nordoff-Robbins music therapy. Nordoff-Robbins has long been identified as an exclusively piano-based model and, as such, the extant literature has not closely examined the use of guitar as pioneered by Rick within the approach. A two-year course of music therapy at the New York Nordoff-Robbins Center with a young boy diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder will be followed with the therapist utilizing guitar as the primary instrument. Click here to see the notes to Rick’s AMTA talk “Developing a Guitar-Based Approach in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.”
“Releasing a CD of Original Client Music to the Public as an Aspect of Brain Injury Treatment” by Rick Soshensky on Brainline.org
Another piece about the use of recording as it relates to a treatment process.
‘Music Therapy with Children with Emotional Disturbances’
One of Two Chapters by Rick Soshensky for the AMTA Monograph Series Effective Clinical Practice in Music Therapy: Music Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults with Mental Disorders