Social Justice and Counseling represents the intersection between therapy, counseling, and social justice. The international roster of contributing researchers and practitioners demonstrate how social justice unfolds, utterance by utterance, in conversations that attend to social inequities, power imbalances, systemic discrimination, and more. Beginning with a critical interrogation of the concept of social justice itself, subsequent sections cover training and supervising from a social justice perspective, accessing local knowledge to privilege client voices, justice and gender, and anti-pathologizing and the politics of practice. Each chapter concludes with reflection questions for readers to engage experientially in what authors have offered. Students and practitioners alike will benefit from the postmodern, multicultural perspectives that underline each chapter.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"This book is long overdue! Social Justice and Counseling guides the reader on a fascinating intellectual stroll through the ethics and politics involved with contemporary therapeutic practice and research. Cristelle Audet and David Pare weave together these beautifully written book chapters through critical considerations involving contexts supporting structural inequalities, normative discourse, and power relations, as well as the practice of ethics, accountability, and moral character involved in supporting social justice based, non-individualist methods of practice and research."
Stephen Madigan MSW, MSc, PhD, director of Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy, author of Narrative Therapy
"Political, economic, and cultural oppression has seen a resurgence across the globe. There is growing recognition that counseling professionals have a responsibility to do more to address oppression's deleterious effects and stand up against injustice both personally and professionally. The challenge has been articulating what this means in clinical practice as well as developing the skills for systemic change beyond individual therapy and counseling. This edited volume presents works that center social justice in counseling interactions and examines the potential for psychotherapy to act as a tool toward liberation."
Rebecca L. Toporek, PhD, professor, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA