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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.

Ethics and Professional Issues Related to the Practice of Social Justice in Counseling Psychology
Ethics and professional issues related to the practice of social justice in counseling psychology

Psychologists respect and protect civil and human rights and the central importance of freedom of inquiry and expression in research, teaching, and publication. They strive to help the public in developing informed judgments and choices concerning human behavior. In doing so, they perform many roles, such as researcher, educator, diagnostician, therapist, supervisor, consultant, administrator, social interventionist, and expert witness. (American Psychological Association [APA], 2002)

This statement, taken from the Preamble of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA, 2002), hereafter referred to as the “APA Code,” identifies a range of professional roles and responsibilities of psychologists. ...

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