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ERIC Number: EJ857793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Rap Music in School Counseling Based on Don Elligan's Rap Therapy
Gonzalez, Tiphanie; Hayes, B. Grant
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v4 n2 p161-172 2009
In 2000, Don Elligan introduced Rap Therapy as a psychotherapeutic intervention for working with at-risk youths, primarily African American males whose identities were highly influenced by rap music. Rap music can engage a population of youth who often enter counseling apprehensively (Elligan 2000, 2004; Tillie-Allen, 2005). This article reviews rap culture and how it relates to inner-city youth, as well as the benefits of using Don Elligan's Rap Therapy with at-risk youth. Implications for using Rap Therapy as a time-effective intervention by school counselors are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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