Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions: Research, Theory, and Practice

Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions: Research, Theory, and Practice

By: William Ming Liu (author)Hardback

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Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions is a supplementary text that is intended for courses in multicultural counseling/prejudice, which is found in departments of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology and human services. The book addresses a topic that is highly relevant in working with minority clients, yet has not received adequate treatment in many core textbooks in this arena. This book provides a thorough overview of mental health and social class and how social class and classism affect mental health and seeking treatment. Social class and classism cut across all racial and ethnic minority groups and is thus an important factor that needs to be highly considered when working withadiverse clients. The book examines the differences among poverty, classism and inequality and how it affects development across the life span (from infancy through the elder years). Most importantly, the book offers concrete, practical recommendations for counselors, students, and trainees.

About Author

William Ming Liu Professor N328 Lindquist Center Psychological and Quantitative Foundations Iowa City, IA 52242 Affiliations within the College Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations Counseling Psychology Program Academic History Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, 2000 Expertise Multiculturalism, Social Class, Men and Masculinity Research Interests Social Class, Men and Masculinity, Multicultural Competencies Professional Experience Program Coordinator, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Iowa Professional Service Committee Assignment, Asian American Psychological Association, 2009-current. Committee Assignment, Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, 2009-current. Journal Editorial Board, Men and Masculinities, 2008-current. Journal Editorial Board, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 2007-current. Committee Assignment, American Psychological Association, 2006-current. Committee Assignment, Division 51 Member at Large, elected position, 2006-current. Manuscript Reviewer, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 2006-current. Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Career Development, 2006-current. Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2006-current. Committee Assignment, Diversity Advisory Board, Belin Blank Center, 2005-current. Manuscript Reviewer, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 2005-current. Manuscript Reviewer, Sex Roles Journal, 2005-current. Editorship, Editorial Board Member, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2000-current. Committee Assignment, Dean's Search Committee, 2010-2011. Editorship, American Psychologist, Ad hoc reviewer, 2004-2007. Committee Assignment, Graduate College, 2007. Committee Assignment, National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) 2007, American Psychological Association, 2005-2007. Committee Assignment, Office of the Vice President for Research, 2007. Committee Assignment, Office of Student Services, 2006. Committee Assignment, College of Education, 2006. Committee Assignment, Division 17, Program Committee Member, 2003-2006. Committee Assignment, Oberman Center, 2006. Committee Assignment, Iowa Testing and Measurement Foundation, 2006. Committee Assignment, Vice President for Research, 2006. Committee Assignment, Advisory Committee on Diversity, Belin and Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, 2005. Editorship, The Counseling Psychologist, Editorial Board, 2005. Committee Assignment, Diversity Review Task Force, 2004-2005. Editorship, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 2003-2005. Editorship, Clinicians Research Digest, 2003-2005. Committee Assignment, Division 17, Hospitality Suite Committee Member, 2003-2005. Committee Assignment, Division 45, Society of the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, APA, 2001-2005. Committee Assignment, Search Committee Member, University Counseling Service, 2004. Professional Board, Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) for the Knowledge Application Program (KAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) (2003), 2003-2004. Committee Assignment, School Psychology Search Committee, 2002. Committee Assignment, Post-Doctoral Search, 2002. Committee Assignment, Multicultural Education Certificate Program, 2002. Committee Assignment, Post-Doctoral Search Committee, 2001. Editorship, Ad hoc manuscript reviewer, Journal of College Student Development, "On Campus Section.", 1995-1997. Professional Activities and Membership American Counseling Association American Psychological Association Asian American Psychological Association Division 17, Counseling Psychology of APA Division 45 Ethnic Minority Issues in Psychology of APA Division 51, Men and Masculinity of APA Licensure and Certifications State of Iowa, Psychology License, Board of Psychology, State of Iowa Awards and Professional Recognition Lodge Project Advisory Board, Board of Directors Award for Emerging Leadership Dean's Scholar Award Emerging Young Professional Collegiate Teaching Award Public Interest Directorate for the American Psychological Association, Taskforce Member, Socioeconomic Researcher of the Year, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, American Psychological Association Taskforce on Socioeconomic Status Program Committee Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award


Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Introduction Definition and Focus The Importance of Social Class in the Helping Professions Research The Helping Professions' Poor Understanding of Social Class and Classism Sociology's Impact on the Helping Professions Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, Social Status, and Classism Social Class and Classism Multicultural Competencies Conclusion and Summary Chapter 2. Social Class, Classism, and Mental and Physical Health The Context of Social Class and Classism The Social Class Health Gradient Social Class and Mental Health Implications for Practice Conclusions and Summary Chapter 3. Problems in Social Class Measurement and Research Problems With Current Methods for Understanding Social Class Categorizing Social Class How Is Categorizing Accomplished? Moving Toward Subjectivity of Social Class and Classism Implications for Practice Conclusion Chapter 4. The Social Class Worldview Model The Context of Economic Cultures Social Class and Classism Consciousness Implications for Practice Conclusion Chapter 5. Social Class and Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Career-Related Issues Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Helping Professionals Social Class and Classism to Inform Our Work With Clients Empirically Validated and Supported Treatments and Common Factors Understanding Our Own Biases and Social Class Experiences Career Counseling Using Social Class-Based Interventions in Counseling Implications for Practice Conclusion Chapter 6. The Impact of Social Class and Classism on Healthy Psychological Development Social Class and Classism and Psychological Development Quality of Child Care Sleep Habits Parent and Child Relationships Impact of Media and Television Social Class and Classism Traumas Into Adulthood Implications for Practice Conclusion Chapter 7. Greed, Materialism, and Affluence and Mental Health: The Rich Are Not Immune Greed, Materialism, and Affluence Consumption and Being Healthy Materialism and Consumerism Other Forms of Commodification and Consumerism Consumerism Affluence and Mental Health Implications for Practice Conclusion Chapter 8. Classism, Inequalities, and Poverty How People Make Meaning of Poverty and Inequality Racism Economic Resources, Economic Privilege, Economic Entitlement The Psychology of Privilege and Entitlement Classisms White Trashism Implications for Practice Conclusion Chapter 9. Integrating Social Class and Classism Into Training, Education, and Supervision Training and Education Upward Mobility Bias Becoming Social Class and Classism Competent Using the Social Class Worldview Model (SCWM-R) as a Training Tool Training Experiences and Supervision Privilege and Power Conclusion Chapter 10. Social Class, Classism, Advocacy, and Social Justice Definitions and Contexts of Social Justice, Advocacy, and Empowerment Work Definitions Social Justice and Social Class and Classism Advocacy Empowerment Conclusion References Index About the Author

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  • ISBN13: 9781412972505
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781412972505
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 1412972507

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