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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.

Environmental Racism: A Call to the Profession for Community Intervention and Social Action
Environmental racism: A call to the profession for community intervention and social action

Wherever in the world environmental despoliation and degradation is happening, it is almost always linked to questions of social justice, equity, rights and peoples' quality of life in its widest sense.

—Agyeman, Bullard, and Evans (2003), p. 1

Proponents of environmental justice note that the degree of contamination of our land, air, and water is astounding. In the United States alone, 75,000 chemicals and more than a billion pounds of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are used on a regular basis (Pilisuk, 1998). Until recently, there was widespread dumping of more than 700 million tons of toxic substances, resulting in the identification of ...

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