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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.

Social Justice Reflections of Graduate Students
Social justice reflections of graduate students

This chapter consists of students’ reflections about their experiences in the George Mason University (GMU) Counseling and Development Program, which has a core mission of training future multicultural social justice counselors. Students were asked to reflect on their experiences in their graduate studies and to focus on pivotal and poignant moments in their training. Although social justice issues are emphasized and intensely explored from the introductory first class and included in every course in the program, students’ awareness and insight related to social justice and multiculturalism most often peaks during two classes, the Multicultural Counseling class and the Counseling and Social Justice class; the latter is the only required social justice course in a ...

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