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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.

Social Justice through Self-Sufficiency: Vocational Psychology and the Transition from Welfare to Work
Social justice through self-sufficiency: Vocational psychology and the transition from welfare to work

In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Public Law 104–193) was signed into law, with apparently widespread bipartisan support and the purported ability to “end welfare as we know it.” Now well into the eighth year of welfare reform, the consequences of that change are far from clear and abundant opportunities remain for psychologists to use their professional skills to support a positive transition from welfare to self-sufficiency. Although Edwards, Rachal, and Dixon (1999) called several years ago for increasing attention to welfare by counseling psychologists, there remains an absence of multifaceted psychological and consultative services in ...

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