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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.

Prevention Work in Schools and with Youth: Promoting Competence and Reducing Risks
Prevention work in schools and with youth: Promoting competence and reducing risks

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity,” were the words of Horace Mann, the first president of Antioch College, Ohio, at his last Commencement speech (Straker, 1963, p. 42) More than 150 years ago, educator and social reformer Mann encouraged both respect for established knowledge as well as the courage to challenge it. His belief was that actual participation in community governance offers lived responsibility for policy decisions that affect a student's educational life. Similarly, counseling psychologists who are born of the tradition of social justice are committed to the principles of progressive social change and action. ...

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