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The Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology: Leadership, Vision, and Action provides counseling psychology students, educators, researchers, and practitioners with a conceptual “road map” of social justice and social action that they can integrate into their professional identity, role, and function. It presents historical, theoretical, and ethical foundations followed by exemplary models of social justice and action work performed by counseling psychologists from interdisciplinary collaborations. The examples in this Handbook explore a wide range of settings with diverse issues and reflect a variety of actions.

A Theoretical and Practice Framework for Universal School-Based Prevention
A theoretical and practice framework for universal school-based prevention

School prevention programming is social justice work for counseling psychologists. Social justice, a collective value, forms the basis for the empowerment of schoolchildren; the integration of culturally different children, children at risk, or those experiencing maladjustment into the mainstream; and the promotion of the well-being of the whole school community. Rather than having “clients,” we have partners in schoolchildren, their parents, teachers, the school staff, and volunteers and supporters in the larger community. These partners play an active role in the social justice paradigm. Counseling psychologists' power base is reformulated into power sharing and partnership processes. In addition to upholding the value basis of social justice, this chapter ...

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