Strawberry Mansion: Therapist Offers Alternative Form of Therapy


Ronald Crawford sat at his desk in his office at Stop and Surrender, an alcohol and drug treatment facility, as he gathered his curriculum for his latest group therapy session. The difference with this session is he needed his black Logitech speakers. The reason?

Crawford uses hip-hop therapy.

Hip-hop therapy consists of analyzing rap lyrics to teach social counseling skills and allows participants to relate and connect with the content. It’s made to address a group of individuals who are underserved in the behavioral health system.

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San Bernardino Shooting

Inland Regional Center employees were at their holiday banquet when a mass shooting began at 11 a.m on Dec. 2, 2015. The shooting left 14 people dead, 21 wounded and was the start of a four hour manhunt for two suspects. Officers located the black SUV the suspects fled in and gunfire ensued. The two suspects were killed and one officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shootout. A third person who was detained was cleared of any connection to the attack and released.
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