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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.

Seeking Social Justice for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Real-World Struggles in Pursuit of Systemic Change
Seeking social justice for victims of intimate partner violence: Real-world struggles in pursuit of systemic change

In the past several years, a growing number of counseling psychologists have urged their colleagues to take action on the field's long-standing commitment to social justice (see, e.g. Blustein et al., 2001; Fouad, 2001; Vera & Speight, 2003). Although counseling psychologists in general appear receptive to these calls (Arredondo & Perez, 2003; Fouad et al., 2004; Fox, 2003; Ivey & Collins, 2003), two obstacles to action are ambiguity about what constitutes social justice work and confusion about how psychologists might engage in it.

In an attempt to address these issues, a previous paper by the ...

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