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Date of Award

Spring 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)


Department of Graduate Psychology


Madeleine Dupre

Jack Presbury

Renee Staton


Hip-hop therapy is a new, thriving therapeutic approach for adolescents and young adults. Extensive research is being done utilizing this approach with adolescents as a way for them to express their emotions and experiences. Through group counseling in a school, students can begin to express their experiences by learning to create their own emotional story through writing rap songs. The creation of their song can be accomplished in eight group sessions, starting with finding music that expresses who they are and ending with the creation of a song.

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