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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 Training in Counseling Psychology: Needs and Innovations
Social justice training in counseling psychology: Needs and innovations

Commitment to social justice as a central focus of counseling psychology has fluctuated throughout the profession's history (Fouad, & Toporek Gerstein, chapter 1). As a result, it is not surprising that the notion of framing entire training programs around the subject of social justice remains a relatively new and, as of yet, less than universally affirmed phenomenon. Historically, the extent to which issues of social justice have been integrated into counseling psychology training has mirrored the early implementation of multicultural and feminist coursework and has depended greatly on the academic program, specific faculty, and voices of students.

One of the primary goals of this Handbook is to provide a ...

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