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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.

Bringing Social Justice to International Practices of Counseling Psychology
Bringing social justice to international practices of counseling psychology
Bringing Social Justice to International Practices of Counseling Psychology

Increasing numbers of Western counseling psychologists are traveling across international borders to teach, consult, or conduct research, especially in countries outside the West. In August 2000, postmodernist psychologist Kenneth Gergen gave an invited address for the American Psychological Association titled “From Psychological Colonialism to Creative Collaboration.” He challenged Western psychologists working internationally to continue to search for approaches that do not objectify, or “other,” those with whom we collaborate—that do not bring the politics of domination and subordination into our relationships and partnerships outside the West. He charged us with transcending the current dualism and power dynamics of the “I–you ...

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