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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.

Transformative Endeavors: Implementing Helms's Racial Identity Theory to a School-Based Heritage Project
Transformative endeavors: Implementing helms's racial identity theory to a school-based heritage project

African-descended people have experienced injustices throughout their presence in what is now known as the United States (Franklin, 2000; Kelley & Lewis, 2000; van Sertima, 1987). For generations, Blacks had to endure constant reminders of their inferior sociopolitical status from a barrage of psychological assaults about their collective character. They also endured brute violence and the threat of murder, the likelihood of which increased when they openly resisted the treatment they received from Whites (Berry, 1995; Loewen, 1995). Decisions on whether to resist or not resist did not guarantee an improvement of one's lifestyle or even survival. Indeed, documented accounts of the ...

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