Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling provides a thorough and up to date grounding in social justice and advocacy for counseling students and faculty.
Chapters address issues of discrimination and oppression and their effect on individuals and cultural groups through a variety of activities and handouts related to each of the eight CACREP core standards. The book’s final section focuses on activities and handouts related to counseling specialties, including school, career, and addictions counseling.
This book will help counselor educators increase student awareness, knowledge, and skills. For students, the practical activities bring the concept of social justice alive in important ways and will continue to be a handy reference as they develop their careers and promote access and equity.
Table of Contents
1. The Journey 2. A Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies Debate 3. Social Justice Book Club 4. All Buttoned Up 5. Digital Storytelling 6. How We Got Here 7. Awareness of Social Injustices 8. Observing Our Community 9. Who’s Left Out Sticker Activity 10. Building Awareness Of Privilege And Oppression 11. My Client’s Value Box 12. A Class Culture of Liberation 13. Exploring Intersections of Privilege and Oppression 14. Microaggression Exploration 15. If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride 16. Coming Face-To-Face With Oppression 17. Sociodrama: Exploring Oppression in Relation to Sociopolitical Issues 18. Gender Messages 19. LGBTQ Fishbowl 20. The Advocacy Action Plan 21. #Dismantling Islamophobia 22. Service-Learning Ideas for Universities and Graduate School 23. The Intersectionality of Dawn 24. Aiming For Success 25. #Learningin140characters 26. Creating Change 27. Songs For Social Justice and Advocacy 28. Personal Perspectives 29. Teaching African American Male Counselors-In-Training 30. Using Creativity to Explore Socially Constructed Narratives 31. An Unleveled Playing Field 32. Getting Personal With Immigrants and Refugees 33. Experiencing Government Assistance 34. Combatting: Ableism: Advocacy in The Real World for Persons With Disabilities 35. Universal Language, Different Responses 36. Social Justice Scenes 37. Room for All: An Introductory Activity in Empathy 38. Self-Care: Advocacy for Therapists' Needs 39. Justice for All: Utilizing Drama Therapy to increase Empathy and Promote Social Justice With Marginalized Populations 40. The Wellness Tree 41. Counselor Professional Identity: The Advocate 42. Photovoice 43. If You Listen Carefully to This Song Maybe You Will Better Understand Me 44. Exploring White Fragility 45. A Thousand Miles in Their Shoes 46. Classroom Without Borders 47. Enhancing Research Competencies to Promote Social Justice and Multiculturalism 48. Assessment Effectiveness 49. Build, Explore, and Consider Career Interventions (BECCI) Case Study 50. Eugenics and Early Assessment 51. Teaching Radical Respect 52. Career Counseling Case Study and Letter Project 53. Using Songs To Teach About Oppression and Privilege 54. Lifeline 55. Passionte Advocacy 56. In The Shoes of a Person Struggling With Addiction: A Game 57. Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover 58. Mindful Counseling Advocacy Through Active Campaigning 59. Guided Imagery On Career-Related Oppression of Clients of Color and other Marginalized Groups 60. Uncovering Racial Battle Fatigue 61. Using the World Café Method to Understand Counseling 62. Becoming a Reflective Researcher and Social Advocate 63. Career Counseling and Advocacy for Diverse Populations 64. Enhancing the Development of Counselors-In-Training 65. Refugee Scavenger Hunt 66. Career Counseling: Special Populations Group Presentation 67. "I Am…" Character Strengths Mandala for Understanding 68. Peer to Peer Ecological Systems Diagrams 69. The Use of Role Playing to Promotoe Self-Advocacy With Parents Faced With Homelessness 70. Thought Bubble Biases 71. Other Side of the Tracks 72. Advocating for Jessica 73. Filling in the Gaps: Group Theory and Multicultural Applications 74. Privilege in a Hat 75. Historical Experience of Addiction 76. Letting Go: Reflecting on the Impacts of Power, Privilege, and Identity 77. Live Discussion Board to Foster Dialogue in White Racial Identity Development 78. Connecting with Others 79. Career Discrimination Interview
Mark Pope, EdD, is Thomas Jefferson Professor and Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. He is past President of the American Counseling Association and author of ten other books on improving teaching.
Mariaimeé Gonzalez, PhD, LPC is a senior faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and coordinator of the multicultural concentration at Antioch University Seattle. She is also on the board of the Washington Counseling Association.
Erika R. N. Cameron, PhD, NCC, is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. She is a certified school counselor in California, Hawaii, and Missouri. She is past President of the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.
Joseph S. Pangelinan, PhD, LPC, is an assistant professor of medicine and director of cultural awareness and diversity in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
"This is the 'go-to' book for counselor educators who want to increase student awareness, knowledge, and skills about social justice and advocacy. It is designed to engage student learning and to be utilized throughout the curriculum in a broad range of courses by addressing core standards as well as counseling specialty areas. This book offers an expansive array of creative activities to explore issues and expand student awareness in areas such as: power, privilege, ableism, oppression, biases, multicultural competence, identity development, marginalization, LBGTQ concerns, racism, immigration, homelessness, and addictions. It’s a great contribution to the field!" — Judy Daniels, EdD, University of Hawaii, Counselors for Social Justice President (2010-2011)
"Counseling professionals will be enriched by this very innovative book promoting social justice and advocacy competencies in different contexts and with multiculturally diverse individuals and communities. The treasure trove of activities in the book are developmental, practical, and culturally relevant for today’s complex society. It really is a wonderful book!" — Patricia Arredondo, EdD, American Counseling Association President (2005–2006) and co-author, The Multicultural Counseling Competencies
"The editors and contributors to this book are to be commended for moving social justice from an abstract principle into the realm of the practical. The activities presented in this book bring the concept of social justice alive in powerful and meaningful ways. Organizing the book with activities that present the principles of social justice and advocacy, addressing the CACREP core principles from a social justice and advocacy point of view, and offering activities for the different counseling specialties means that this is a work for all counselors and counselors-in-training committed to ensuring access and equity." — Courtland C. Lee, PhD, American Counseling Association President (1997-1998) and editor, Counseling for Social Justice (3rd ed.)