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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.

Extending the Parsons Legacy: Applications of Counseling Psychology in Pursuit of Social Justice Through the Development of Public Policy
Extending the parsons legacy: Applications of counseling psychology in pursuit of social justice through the development of public policy

No volume on social justice and counseling psychology would be complete without addressing the role of counseling psychologists in the development of public policy. Whereas Frank Parsons's social justice legacy has been directed at the actual counseling-related work of the vocational counselor, it is important to consider how the development of public policy could or should fit with the counselor's role. O'Brien (2001) defined social justice work as “actions that contribute to the advancement of society and advocate for equal access to resources for marginalized or less fortunate ...

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