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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.

Achieving Social Justice for College Women with Disabilities: A Model for Inclusion
Achieving social justice for college women with disabilities: A model for inclusion

Social oppression, the systematically supported mistreatment and exploitation of one group by another, occurs when dominant members of society place pressure on a subgroup in order to stabilize and bolster their own claim to power, wealth, and status (Hanna, Talley, & Guindon, 2002). Individuals who have disabilities, such as physical, cognitive, hearing, and visual impairments, have historically experienced this form of oppression (Davis, 1997; Sue & Sue, 2003; Wendell, 1997). In today's society, those with disabilities continue to be oppressed by social stigma and are forced to live with this oppression as part of the environments in which they work, play, and ...

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