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.
"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
Preface Acknowledgements Author Biographies SECTION I: Interrogating Social Justice as a Guiding Premise 1. Social Justice Activism and Therapy: Tensions, Points of Connection, and Hopeful Scepticism Vikki Reynolds & Sekneh Hammoud-Beckett 2. Counseling and Social Justice: What are We Working for? John Winslade 3. Challenging Conversations: Deepening Personal and Professional Commitment to Culture-Infused and Socially Just Counseling Practice Sandra Collins & Nancy Arthur SECTION II: Training and Supervising from a Social Justice Perspective 4. Social Justice and Advocacy: Critical Issues in Counselor Education Nicola Gazzola, Andrea LaMarre, & Olga Sutherland 5. Just Supervision: Thinking About Clinical Supervision that Moves Towards Social Justice Karen L. Mackie & Michael Boucher 6.Counseling as Post-Colonial Encounter: Hospitality and Ethical Relationship Kathie Crocket, Elmarie Kotzé, & Rahera Taylor SECTION III: Accessing Local Knowledge 7. The Therapist as Second Author: Honoring Choices from Beyond the Pale Gene Combs & Jill Freedman 8. Finding Ways Forward: Social Justice for Counselors in the Evolution of a Collaborative Practice and Study Group Lynn F. Bloom & Noah M. P. Spector 9. "Social Justice" as Relational Talk Dan Wulff & Sally St. George 10. Collaborative-Dialogic Practices: A Socially Just Orientation Saliha Bava, Rocío Chaveste Gutiérrez, & ML Papusa Molina SECTION IV: Justice and Gender 11. Reimagining the Intersection of Gender, Knowledge, and Power in Collaborative Therapeutic Conversations with Women and Eating Disorders and Men Who Use Violence Catrina Brown & Tod Augusta-Scott 12. Queer Informed Narrative Therapy: Radical Approaches to Counseling with Transgender Persons David Nylund & Annie Temple 13. Coming Out: Implications for Sexual and Gender Non-Conforming Immigrants and Newcomers Mego Nerses & David Paré SECTION V: Anti-Pathologizing: The Politics of Practice 14. Social Justice for Young People in the Youth Justice System Donald Baker 15. DSM Diagnosis and Social Justice: Inviting Counselor Reflexivity Joaquín Gaete, Olga Sutherland, Shari Couture, & Tom Strong 16. Narrative Practice and the De-Pathologizing of Children’s Lives at a Walk-In Therapy Clinic: An Opportunity for Socially Just Conversations Karen Young 17. Rosie Had Wings They Could Not See: A Consultation with Michael White and a Woman Labeled with a Dual Diagnosis Jim Duvall & Caroline Tremblay 18. Creating Safety and Social Justice for Women in the Yukon Catherine Richardson/Kinewesquao, Ann Maje Rader, Barbara McInerney, & Renée-Claude Carrier