Social Justice Counseling develops a new frontier in multicultural social justice work and is the next step toward alleviating the injustices faced by individuals in society. Addressing issues of social class, race and ethnicity, and more, this book reflects the shift in recent years towards social justice counseling for all mental health professionals. It offers new and unique perspectives supplementing important social justice issues and enhancing the content taught in multicultural courses. The authors are leading authorities on multicultural and social justice counseling and have led the way to create a specialization with a nationally recognized program in multicultural social justice counseling.
Chapter 17: Conclusion
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
You don t have to see the whole staircase—just take the first step.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it s the only thing that ever has.
Adding social justice to our work as healers is challenging. It requires incorporating a new dimension into the already complex and difficult work of being a healer. Yet to remain neutral, to not respond to the issues of injustice that permeate many of our clients’ lives, to ...