Handbook For Social Justice In Counseling Psychology

Author: Rebecca Toporek
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412910071
Size: 20.57 MB
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'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.

The Oxford Handbook Of Counseling Psychology

Author: Elizabeth M. Altmaier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195342313
Size: 12.52 MB
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Recognized experts in theory, research, and practice review and analyze historical achievements in research and practice from counseling psychology as well as outline exciting agendas for the near-future for the newest domains of proficiencies and expertise.

The Oxford Handbook Of Feminist Counseling Psychology

Author: Carolyn Zerbe Enns
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019974422X
Size: 40.65 MB
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This handbook summarizes the progress, current status, and future directions relevant to feminist multicultural perspectives in counseling psychology. It emphasizes enduring topics within counseling psychology such as human growth and development, ethics, ecological frameworks, and counseling theory and practice. Intersectionality, social justice, and the diverse social identities of women and girls are featured prominently.

The Praeger Handbook Of Social Justice And Psychology 3 Volumes

Author: Chad V. Johnson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144080379X
Size: 26.16 MB
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By introducing and explaining the intersection of two exciting and important areas of study, this landmark work unleashes their potential to address some of the most complex and globally relevant challenges of our time. • Provides multiple perspectives on a vast array of social justice issues around the world • Pays attention to inquiry, theory, and process to challenge injustices and inequities perpetuated by the status quo • Addresses social justice within multiple systems and contexts, such as families, schools, organizations, and communities • Examines the global and ideological influences on these systems • Offers theory and data as well as methods, tools, and strategies for confronting current inequities and working toward a more just world through psychological applications

International Handbook Of Cross Cultural Counseling

Author: Lawrence H. Gerstein
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412959551
Size: 19.41 MB
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The Handbook of International Counseling is an effort to bring together the current practices, values, attitudes and beliefs about counseling from countries around the globe. The editors have selected leading experts in the field of counseling in a wide and culturally representative group of countries hroughout the world. This book will be the first volume that undertakes such an ambitious goal in the field of counseling.

Assessment For Counselors

Author: Bradley Erford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 084002861X
Size: 38.58 MB
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Erford’s book presents a broad overview of basic issues in psychological and educational assessment. The book familiarizes students with the essentials of testing, covering such concepts as ethical, legal, and diversity issues; reliability, validity, and test construction; and the pertinent tests needed by professional counselors to conduct thorough and effective assessments. Erford’s guidance on basic procedures such as test selection, as well as the book’s examples and applications relevant to a range of practices and clientele, help students learn how and when to use the correct assessment tools with diverse clients. In addition, the author and other contributors focus on the importance of counselor identity and the essentials of this complex field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Therapy And Beyond

Author: Martin Milton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470797584
Size: 20.28 MB
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Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience

Sociologists In Action

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452203113
Size: 67.36 MB
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Brings the subject matter of sociology to life for students. Linking theory and practice, this textbook explores how sociological knowledge is used in the community to fight for social change and justice.

Global Border Crossings

Author: Kathryn L. Norsworthy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135713006
Size: 56.34 MB
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This book brings together a group of feminist activists, psychologists, and peace workers from countries on every continent who describe how they apply global/transnational feminism in their activist peace and justice projects in the cultures and countries in which they live and work. The contributors, who are from different locations in the “global village”, reflect on their engagement in Global South/North border crossings and partnerships, taking into consideration such variables as the gender, economic/class, ethnic, racial, political and imperializing/colonizing tensions inherent in the work. Authors discuss the feminist principles that guide their work, describe a project or set of projects illustrating how they apply feminist theory and practice, and reflect on the complexitites, tensions and conundrums inherent in negotiating cross-national feminist partnerships in research, practice, and activism. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women & Therapy.

Streetism

Author: Isaac Ishmael Arthur
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491801395
Size: 74.14 MB
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This book is a study that investigates the phenomenon of “streetism”—the manner of life of homeless or unmonitored youth on the streets of Accra, Ghana, and other urban centers in a country where barrenness and childlessness are socially undesirable. The study utilizes a qualitative, ethnographic, and critical theory-based approach to present a socio-culturally nuanced addition to the literature on street children. The work engages in theological reflection on the basis of the experiences of poverty and marginalization of the youth on the streets and for their liberation. This thesis also utilizes an intercultural methodology to examine the causes of streetism and liberation praxis for its eradication. The findings of the study include how poverty, dropping out of school, breakdown of the extended family systems, parental death, urbanization, adventure, and earning of personal income influence the migration of youth to the streets. The study also examines the effects of rape and the resilient and hopeful attitudes of the homeless youth. The study proposes pastoral responses on three ecological levels. At the macro level, advocacy is proposed for addressing the problems embedded in social structures, and government policies and ideologies. At the meso-level congregational and community response is offered to deal with issues emanating from local communities and institutions. Dealing with the psychosocial effects at the micro level, the study offers pastoral counseling for street youth and parents, and individual, group, and narrative counseling approaches for individuals and groups within the community.