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Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology

Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology
Leadership, Vision, and Action

July 2012 | 632 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'Counselling psychologists often focus on clients' inner conflicts and avoid getting involved in the clients' environment. This handbook encourages counselling psychologists to become active participants in changing systems that constrain clients' ability to function... Besides actual programs, the contributors cover research, training, and ethical issues. The case examples showing how professionals have implemented social action programs are particularly valuable... [T]his book provides an outline for action, not only for psychologists, but also for social workers, politicians, and others interested in improving the lot of disadvantaged populations. Summing up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, professionals' - W. P. Anderson, Emeritus Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, CHOICE

The Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology: Leadership, Vision, and Action provides counselling 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 counselling psychologists from interdisciplinary collaborations. The examples in this Handbook explore a wide range of settings, with diverse issues, and reflect a variety of actions.

The book concludes with a chapter reflecting on future directions for the field of counselling psychology beyond individual and traditional practice to macro-level conceptual models. It also explores policy development and implementation, systemic strategies of structural and human change, cultural empowerment and respect, advocacy, technological innovation, and third and fourth generations of human rights activities.

Key Features:

o Integrates research and ethical implications as well as guidelines for developing and evaluating specific types of social justice activities

o Addresses a comprehensive arena of issues examined from historical, theoretical, systemic, and practical perspectives

o Clarifies social justice in counselling psychology to distinguish it from other helping professions

o Provides readers with specific examples and guidelines for integrating social justice into their work supported by a solid theoretical framework and acknowledgement of interdisciplinary influences

o Includes contributions from prominent authors in counselling psychology to provide expert examples from the field

The Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology is an excellent resource for counselling psychology students, educators, researchers, and practitioners. It will be a welcome addition to any academic library or research institution.

Nadya A. Fouad, Lawrence Gerstein, Rebecca L. Toporek
Chapter 1: Social Justice and Counseling Psychology in Context
Rebecca L. Toporek, Robert Williams
Chapter 2: Ethics and Professional Issues Related to the Practice of Social Justice in Counseling Psychology
Rebecca L. Toporek, Christopher J. McNally
Chapter 3: Social Justice Training in Counseling Psychology: Needs and Innovations
Regine M. Talleyrand, Rita Chi-Ying Chung, and Fred Bemak
Chapter 4: Incorporating Social Justice in Counselor Training Programs: A Case Study Example
Karen M. O’Brien, Sheetal Patel, Nancy Hensler-McGinnis, and Jennifer Kaplan
Chapter 5: Empowering Undergraduate Students to Be Agents of Social Change: An Innovative Service Learning Course in Counseling Psychology
Gargi Roysircar
Chapter 6: Prevention Work in Schools and With Youth: Promoting Competence and Reducing Risks
Elizabeth Vera, Brian Daly, Rufus Gonzales, Melissa Morgan, Charu Thakral
Chapter 7: Prevention and Outreach with Underserved Populations: Building Multisystemic Youth Development Programs for Urban Youth
Chalmer E. Thompson, Dorienna Harris, Sherri L. Edwards, and Patricia G. Garcia
Chapter 8: Transformative Endeavors: Implementing Helms's Racial Identity Theory to a School-Based Heritage Project
M. Meghan Davidson, Michael Waldo, and Eve M. Adams
Chapter 9: Promoting Social Justice Through Preventive Interventions in Schools
Gargi Roysircar
Chapter 10: A Theoretical and Practice Framework for Universal School-based Prevention
Tania Israel
Chapter 11: Marginalized Communities in the United States: Oppression, Social Justice, and the Role of Counseling Psychologists
Margret E. Bell and Lisa A. Goodman
Chapter 12: Seeking Social Justice for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Real-World Struggles in Pursuit of Systemic Change
Barbara J. Palombi and Alisa Matteson Mundt
Chapter 13: Achieving Social Justice for College Women With Disabilities: A Model for Inclusion
Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, Kristin Talka, and Amy W. Tully
Chapter 14: Environmental Racism: A Call to the Profession for Community Intervention and Social Action
Lisa Cosgrove
Chapter 15: The Unwarranted Pathologizing of Homeless Mothers: Implications for Research and Social Policy
David H. Whitcomb and Michael I. Loewy
Chapter 16: Diving Into the Hornet’s Nest: Situating Counseling Psychologists in LGB Social Justice Work
Susan L. Morrow, Donna M. Hawxhurst, Ana Y. Montes de Vegas, Tamara M. Abousleman, and Carrie L. Castañeda
Chapter 17: Toward a Radical Feminist Multicultural Therapy: Renewing a Commitment to Activism
Nadya A. Fouad
Chapter 18: Social Justice in Career and Vocational Aspects of Counseling Psychology: An Overview
Ruth E. Fassinger, Susanna M. Gallor
Chapter 19: Tools for Remodeling the Master's House: Advocacy and Social Justice in Education and Work
Rebecca L. Toporek and Robert C. Chope
Chapter 20: Individual, Programmatic, and Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Justice: Counseling Psychologists in Vocational and Career Counseling
Cindy L. Juntunen, Angela M. Cavett, Rhanda B. Clow, Venessa Rempel, Rachel E. Darrow, and Adam Guilmino
Chapter 21: Social Justice through Self-Sufficiency: Vocational Psychology and the Transition From Welfare to Work
Gargi Roysircar
Chapter 22: Counsdling Health Psychology's Collaborative Role in the Community
Joshua A. Hopps, William M. Liu
Chapter 23: Working for Social Justice From Within the Health Care System: The Role of Social Class in Psychology
Uyen K. Huynh and Gargi Roysircar
Chapter 24: Community Health Promotion Curriculum: A Case Study of Southeast Asian Refugees
Christa K. Schmidt, Mary Ann Hoffman, Nicole
Chapter 25: Social Justice Related to Working with HIV/AIDS From a Counseling Health Psychology Perspective
Lawrence H. Gerstein
Chapter 26: Counseling Psychologists as International Social Architects
Sharon G. Horne and Susan S. Mathews
Chapter 27: A Social Justice Approach to International Collaborative Consultation
Benedict T. McWhirter and Ellen Hawley McWhirter
Chapter 28: Couples Helping Couples: Consultation and Training in Peñalolén, Chile
Kathryn L. Norsworthy with contributions by Ouyporn Khuankaew
Chapter 29: Bringing Social Justice to International Practices of Counseling Psychology
Lawrence H. Gerstein and Doris Kirkpatrick
Chapter 30: Counseling Psychology and Nonviolent Activism: Independence for Tibet!
Scott L. Moeschberger, Alicia Ordonez, Jiu Shankar, and Shonali Raney
Chapter 31: Moving From Contact to Change: The Act of Becoming Aware
Rebecca L. Toporek
Chapter 32: Social Action in Policy and Legislation: Individuals and Alliances
Sandra L. Shullman, Bobbie L. Celeste, and Ted Strickland
Chapter 33: Extending the Parsons Legacy: Applications of Counseling Psychology in Pursuit of Social Justice Through the Development of Public Policy
Robert H. McPherson and Clare Reilly
Chapter 34: Confessions of an Abiding Counseling Psychologist
Rebecca L. Toporek, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Nadya A. Fouad, Gargi Roysircar, and Tania Israel
Chapter 35: Future Directions for Counseling Psychology: Enhancing Leadership, Vision, and Action in Social Justice
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

“Because social justice work has emerged as one of the hottest topics in the mental health professions over the course of the past five years, the Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology: Leadership, Vision, and Action is timely and welcome.  Although advocacy counseling, social action, and social justice work - collectively referred to as social justice counseling - are popular subjects appearing in numerous journal articles and a handful of books, especially in social work and counseling, to date no counseling psychology text has been focused exclusively on empowerment and advocacy strategies.  So, this book will be a groundbreaking volume for counseling psychologists with an interest in social justice counseling.  And because the Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology is well organized, thorough, and scholarly in its coverage, it will be a well-respected contribution to the literature on the subject.”

Mark S. Kiselica, Ph.D., HSPP, NCC, LPC
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Counselor Education, The College of New Jersey

"Counseling psychologists often focus on clients' inner conflicts and avoid getting involved in the clients' environment.  This handbook encourages counseling psychologists to become active participants in changing systems that constrain clients' ability to function. . . .  Besides actual programs, the contributors cover research, training, and ethical issues.  The case examples showing how professionals have implemented social action programs are particularly valuable. . . .  [T]his book provides an outline for action, not only for psychologists, but also for social workers, politicians, and others interested in improving the lot of disadvantaged populations.  Summing up: Recommended.  Graduate students, researchers, professionals."

W. P. Anderson
University of Missouri, Columbia

 "This book provides as outline for action, not only for psychologists but also for social workers, politicians and others interested in improving the lot of disadvantaged populations.  Recommended."

W. C. Anderson, emeritus
University of Missouri--Colombia
Choice Magazine

This volume is unquestionably the best book in the field for addressing social justice issues in counseling psychology.

Professor Patrick Grzanka
Psychology Dept, University Of Tennessee
March 13, 2015

not material was looking for

Mrs Marlana Hancock
Criminal Justice, Randolph Community College
August 22, 2012

Rebecca L. Toporek

Rebecca L. Toporek, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Career and College Counseling Specializations, at San Francisco State University. Her research and writing interests include social justice and multicultural supervision and training, advocacy competencies, attitudes toward race and poverty, systemic interventions in discrimination, and career and college counseling. She was a co-editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Competencies and is a co-editor of an emerging electronic journal of social justice in counseling and psychology. She is a founding member of Counselors for Social Justice of the American... More About Author

Lawrence H. Gerstein

Lawrence H. Gerstein earned a B.B.A. in public administration and a Ph.D. in counseling and social psychology. He is a Ball State University George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Fulbright Scholar, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Professor Gerstein is a Co-Editor of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Counseling Psychology. He has published 100+ scholarly articles and three books including the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling and the Handbook... More About Author

Nadya A. Fouad

Nadya A. Fouad, PhD, ABPP, is the Mary and Ted Kellner Endowed Chair of Educational Psychology and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1984. Her primary areas of interest are career development and career choices of women and of racial and ethnic minorities; cross-cultural vocational assessment; interest measurement; cross-cultural counseling; race and ethnicity, and competencies in training.  Dr. Fouad is the editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior.  She is a past editor of the Counseling... More About Author

Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky

Tina Israel

Tania Israel is an Associate Professor in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Arizona State University in 1998, and she has a background in women’s studies and sexuality education. Her professional interests include gender issues, feminist psychology, sexuality education and counseling, and diversity training. Her current research focuses on the development and assessment of counselor competence with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. More About Author

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