This workshop will focus on participants learning about Hip Hop as a cultural force and intervention with adolescents in the 21st century. Participants will review some key concepts essential to developing their cultural proficiency and take a fresh look at adolescence. They will explore and discuss the idea of using music apart of narrative approach to engage, connect, and bring about change with adolescents through music. Participants will identify and discuss their personal constructs about Hip Hop and its viability as an effective intervention.
Dr. Tawanda Hubbard, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in child welfare, behavioral health, adolescent and family therapy, case management, and clinical practice as a practitioner, educator, trainer, and supervisor. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomfield College and her MSW and DSW from Rutgers University. She received a post-masters in clinical practice with adolescents from NYU; certified Rational Emotive Behavioral therapist and child sexual abuse therapist; trained in Bowen Therapy, EMDR, and Family Therapy at Ackerman and Multicultural Family Institutes. Dr. Hubbard is a Specialist Professor at Monmouth University School of Social Work; and currently provides family and individual therapy as a private practitioner, teaches, trains and provides clinical supervision. Dr. Hubbard is the recent past President of the National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter, her tenure ended on June 30, 2019.