Music Therapy and rap in the news

By November 15, 2009Media Morsel

The Story

The link here is to a story about one of the sessions that took place at the AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) Conference 2009.  The session was about the application of rap music in therapy.  His description of the setting is appreciated:  “Instead of being silly, the sight of mostly middle-aged white women rapping without judging each other seemed empowering, energizing, awesome even.”

It is inspiring that therapists who may very well pre-date the development of rap are willing to learn its history and culture.  With their open-mindedness, they communicate acceptance and value to their clients.  They validate their clients’ artistic preferences, and demonstrate an appreciation for their cultural perspective.  Good work to those therapists and the author of this article!