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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 Action in Policy and Legislation: Individuals and Alliances
Social action in policy and legislation: Individuals and alliances

Why do we not honor what we can do? Part of the reason is that “virtue” is often defined as the ultimate commodity, something exclusive, like a Porsche or a perfect figure, that only the rich and famous have access to. “Virtue” is defined as so outside of normal human experience or ability that you'd think, if you were doing it right, you'd know, because camera crews and an awards committee would appear on your lawn. (Goska, 2004, p. 49)

One objective of this Handbook is to encourage counseling psychologists to see themselves as actors in the resolution of oppression and injustice. As indicated in her essay on political ...

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