• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Counseling Psychologists as International Social Architects
Counseling psychologists as international social architects

This introductory chapter to this section in the Handbook titled “Counseling Psychologists in the International Arena” highlights the history of counseling psychologists working outside of the United States. It also provides an overview of the five chapters in this section. Next, it discusses a framework drawing from the peace psychology literature to comprehend the social justice projects described by the authors. Finally, this chapter concludes by encouraging more counseling psychologists to embrace the role of social architect and participate on interdisciplinary teams designed to provide a host of culturally appropriate and effective services worldwide.

Counseling Psychology and International Settings

Counseling psychology has a long history of offering various services outside of the United States. It has ...

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