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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.

The Unwarranted Pathologizing of Homeless Mothers: Implications for Research and Social Policy
The unwarranted pathologizing of homeless mothers: Implications for research and social policy

The epistemic commitments one makes as a researcher affect all aspects of the research process; these commitments affect the questions asked, the design of the study, the analysis of the data, the findings generated, and the recommendations made. Despite the fact that counseling psychology is committed to a preventive and developmental model, many scholars have argued that the assumptions and epistemological framework of a pathology-oriented model continue to pervade our work. For example, Vera and Speight (2003) maintained that counseling psychologists need to rethink the assumptions that undergird their research if they are to transform psychology and make it more “conducive to ...

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