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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.

A Social Justice Approach to International Collaborative Consultation
A social justice approach to international collaborative consultation

Due to its foundation in prevention and vocational issues, and its emphasis on client strengths, developmental processes, advocacy, and the central role of cultural diversity, counseling psychology has been linked to social justice since its inception (Hartung & Blustein, 2002; Kiselica & Robinson, 2001). Although the social justice mission of counseling psychology tapered off in the mid-1980s, the emerging professional focus on racial and ethnic diversity renewed interest in issues of inclusion (Bingham, 2000), social advocacy (Lee & Walz, 1998), and systematic oppression (the arbitrary and unjust exercise of power by large systems) (Prilleltensky, 1997). Indeed, social justice became a pivotal concept in the reshaping of counseling psychology for the ...

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