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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.

Diving into the Hornet's Nest: Situating Counseling Psychologists in LGB Social Justice Work
Diving into the hornet's nest: Situating counseling psychologists in lgb social justice work

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people are a minority group that has been systematically oppressed and discriminated against in societies throughout the world for much of recorded history. It was only a generation ago that the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Since then, the mental health professions have increasingly advocated for changes in social policies with the aim of promoting the well-being of LGB people. Such work continues today.

In many ways, working to attain social justice for LGB people is like diving into the hornet's nest—it does not appear ...

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