Hip-hop Cypher in Group Work


Social Work with Groups




Group work holds significant value in communities that face mental health disparities. Although there is an array of research that supports the use of group therapy as a therapeutic medium, populations such as urban youth of color are often unable to access these services or fully benefit from them. To compensate, some communities have developed their own cultural methods of healing. In this article, the authors argue that by using expressive methods of healing social workers can accentuate the power and potential of groups with these populations. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Mental Health; Wellness and Well-Being

Indexed Terms

cultural competency; group work; hip hop; mental health disparities; Group Psychotherapy; Mental Health; Health Disparities

Study Type

Editorial, Opinions, Position Papers

Document Type