Psychodrama: Free To Be Me
Music therapy is one of the alternative healing modalities offered by Dr. Kemp during group-work, retreats, and social projects. Music therapy began early in her life as she performed throughout the east coast with her musical and poetic interpretations of the human condition, as it relates to emotional pain which inspired her interest in psychology. Born with the gift of vocal music, she was voted as "most talented" senior in her high school. She also attended the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts for a brief time, thinking music would be her primary way to soothe human turmoil. However, personal trauma and family suffering eventually turned her attention toward mental health counseling and away from her musical pursuits temporarily. Fortunately, however, as a holistic healer (mind, body and spirit) she was able to come full circle and incorporate aspects of music therapy in her clinical practice and moonlights under the name: Dr K's Music Therapy.
As a vocalist and song writer she would be described mostly as a folk singer mixed with gospel and neo-soul alternative undertones in that her music tells the stories of the human condition with lyrics people can understand with the intention of uplifting and bonding people together in a way that has more to do with healing and connecting mankind to the Source of their being than entertainment.
Over the years she used music therapy as a powerful healing agent as the former director of Mental Health Counseling within the school system, and as a music/psychodrama consultant to Addiction facilities, The Boys and Girls Club, Cultural centers, and Artist-In-Residency programs and her most recent global self-esteem building project. She is interested in music intervention outcomes and research and applauds researchers in the field of musicology that are investigating certain aspects of musical behavior by applying methods and knowledge from aspects of psychology and sociology. However, Kemp's research niche has the added paradigm of metaphysical theology (holism) which compliments being a musician and clinician.
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Dr. Kemp utilizes aspects of psychodrama and its standard techniques such as mirroring, doubling, role rehearsal, and soliloguy (the act of sharing one's inner thoughts via talking aloud), along with her poetic ventilation and exaltation that she's been writing and performing for almost as long as she has been singing. After seeing her first play at age seven she became captivated by the power of the "written word" and became a writer and poet. Her first book was published at age twenty, titled: Look Inside & See The Vision. A book written in the vernacular of urbania, filled with the perplexities of the human condition which she turned into a play, and performed as a one-woman show, as she toured the college circuit.
However, it was much later in life while obtaining her training in mental health counseling that she was exposed to Dr. Moreno's work via Gestalt Therapy which utilizes psychodrama. From there she was able to combine her passion for the performing arts with the human drama, via mental health, offering her services to the before-mentioned agencies listed under music therapy; as well as in her private practice and weekend retreats as an alternative healing modality. Psychodrama allows clients to use spontaneous dramatization and role playing to gain deeper insight into their own processes, such as motivation and behavior. A variety of stressful material may be used that scan the psychological landscape from past unfinished business, to present distress, to future anticipatory anxiety and behavior rehearsal. The term psychodrama was coined by Dr. Jacob Moreno in the 1920's.
He believed that the best way for an individual to respond to a situation is through spontaneity in the "here and now" in order to begin to discover new solutions and learn new roles in what Kemp describes as "the off-stage drama of real life". This is where Kemp became enthralled, recognizing too, that one's personal power can only be realized in the precious present moment where the inner-antagonist is actually the only villain one must conquer. It was this realization that allowed Kemp to transcend her previous views with regards to the perception of social unrest to understanding that the true revolution was within.
As such, the psychodramas, books, poems and songs she now writes are a sacred call to align with a higher vibrational resonance where personal empowerment and inner transformation are accessed at the frequency of light. She has written and performed psychodramas for The School Board, addiction facilities, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Cultural Centers, Arts Councils, etc., The Heritage Foundation, churches, and UR2.Global Arts Project.
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