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Date of Graduation
Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
A. 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.
Francis, Amanda Gaye, "Giving a voice to adolescents Hip-Hop Therapy: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent,”Victor Hugo." (2011). Educational Specialist. 50.