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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.

Moving from Contact to Change: The Act of Becoming Aware
Moving from contact to change: The act of becoming aware

Adiscussion of the topic of social justice presupposes a critical feature—awareness. We are using the term awareness in a way similar to Perls (1973) and Stevens (1973). It refers to an increased understanding of the self in relation to the world and is closely tied to an integrated sense of personal identity. We view such awareness as integral to the identity formation of a counseling psychologist who strives for social justice. The focus of this chapter is to shed light on factors that influence an individual or group to care about social justice, and the critical role of awareness in moving toward social justice. To accomplish ...

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