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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