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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 Related to Working with HIV/AIDS from a Counseling Health Psychology Perspective
Social justice related to working with HIV/AIDS from a counseling health psychology perspective

At the heart of social justice work is a perspective that aims to liberate and transform conditions of living while elevating equity and fairness. Those values correspond to the goals of counseling psychology. Despite ambiguity regarding exactly how to systematically integrate a commitment to social justice work into counseling psychology research, training, and practice, the concept is one that has been embraced by many in our field (Fouad et al., 2004; Goodman et al., 2004; Vera & Speight, 2003). These calls to action have resulted in the development of aspirational goals, but have left much work to be done in ...

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