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Anti-Oppressive Counseling and Psychotherapy
Action for Personal and Social Change

ISBN 9781138087347
Published January 25, 2019 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

In Anti-Oppressive Counseling and Psychotherapy, Jason D. Brown examines the impact of structural inequality on mental health and provides a framework for an anti-oppressive practice that recognizes privilege and challenges systemic barriers. Incorporating theory, research, and detailed case studies, readers will learn how to implement intervention techniques that take into consideration the diverse social identities of both therapist and client. The text also teaches students and practicing psychotherapists how to use anti-oppressive practices to effect social change within their communities and society at large.

Table of Contents

1. Oppression and Mental Health 2. Psychologies of Liberation 3. Anti-Oppressive Practice 4. Common Factors 5. Social Determinants 6. Assessment for Personal Change 7. Intervention for Personal Change 8. Bridging Personal and Community Change 9. Assessment for Community Change 10. Intervention for Community Change

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Jason D. Brown, PhD, is a professor of counseling psychology at Western University in London, Ontario. He is the coauthor of the first and second editions of Community Development and of Counseling Diversity in Context.


"An excellent book—Anti-Oppressive Counseling and Psychotherapy is a must read for all counselors, psychotherapists, and trainees. This much-needed volume is filled with valuable theory, useful research, and rich case studies. Jason Brown offers effective interventions for the therapeutic practice of liberation, and this book is a superb resource for practitioners’ ethical practice in a multicultural and diverse society. I strongly recommend it." Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences