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November 2019

Our next Professional Development meeting will be held:

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 6 – 7.30 pm.

NYU Silver School of Social Work,  Rm.112

1 Washington Square, NY, NY 10003


Topic: Hip-Hop Therapy

Hip-Hop therapy refers to the purposeful use of Hip-Hop culture in a therapeutic relationship, and it operates in the context of a co-constructed treatment plan with specific goals and measurable outcomes. It embodies a wide array of interventions that mix the inherently cathartic components of Hip-Hop culture with well-established treatment models, from music, poetry and other expressive therapies to cognitive behavioral and narrative therapy.

  • Slide show and short documentary
  • Experiential exercise: song/lyric analysis and discussion

Presenter: J.C. Hall, LMSW is a Hip-Hop artist and clinically-trained social worker who runs a Hip-Hop Therapy program at a transfer high school in the South Bronx. In 2013, J.C. built a state-of-the-art recording studio in the school’s old storage room, and the significant effect client participation has had on socio-emotional development and academic achievement has led to the studio more than doubling in size and investment over the years. The origin of the program was chronicled in the recently released short documentary Mott Haven which has garnered Best Short Documentary awards at renowned film festivals across the country.

Peer supervision will be at 7.30 after the presentation. All are welcome!


January 2020

The Executive Committee of the Coalition will be holding an annual meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020. We will be accepting nomination of individuals who can serve on the Executive Committee for a minimum of 2 years, as well as hold election of officers. All positions are on a volunteer basis. Responsibilities will include providing support and consultation regarding the administration, policies and activities of the Coalition. If you or anyone you know would like to be considered, please email


Our Mission

The New York Coalition for Asian Mental Health (NYCAAMH) strives to improve the quality of mental health care services in Asian American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our mission is to address the unmet mental health care needs and service disparities of the Asian American population through advocacy, community service, professional development and collaboration with government and local service providers.





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