Social Justice Counseling: The Next Steps Beyond Multiculturalism

Social Justice Counseling: The Next Steps Beyond Multiculturalism

By: Rita Chi-Ying Chung (author), Frederic P. Bemak (author)Paperback

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Social Justice Counseling is the next step toward alleviating the injustices faced by individuals in society and it is a natural extension of multicultural counseling. Issues of social justice are dominating conferences across the mental health disciplines, with a greater focus on alleviating broader social inequities such as equity, access and fairness for each individual. At a micro level social justice issues play out in the form of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, equal access to education, fair housing, and more. Traditionally counselors have been focused on the individual, however, in recent years there has been a shift for all mental health professionals to address issues of social class, race and ethnicity and more. This book offers a supplement to important issues regarding social justice and will highly enhance the content taught in multicultural courses. The authors are leading authorities on social justice counseling and have led the way to create a specialization in social justice counseling at their school at George Mason University. This book is the first to bring all these concepts together, tie them to multiculturalism, and offer personal applications and tools for mental health professionals. It is theoretical yet highly practical in offering concrete steps toward becoming more social justice oriented.

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About Author

Dr. Rita Ch-Ying Chung is a Professor in the Counseling & Development Program at George Mason University. Her work has focused on cross-cultural issues in psychology and counseling, social justice in mental health, immigrant and refugee mental health and psychosocial adjustment, and child trafficking. Dr. Chung has worked in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim and is a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences. She has written over 80 journal articles and book chapters and co-authored a book entitled, Counseling Refugees: A Psychosocial Approach to Innovative Multicultural Interventions. Dr. Chung has won numerous awards for her work. Dr. Fred Bemak is a Professor in the Counseling & Development Program at George Mason University as well as the Founder and Director of the Diversity Research and Action Center and the organization Counselors Without Borders. He has directed federal, state, and privately funded human services programs, and has done consultation, training, and research with culturally diverse populations and public and private human services organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Bemak has published extensively in the fields of cross-cultural and multicultural psychology and counseling, working with at-risk youth, and immigrant and refugee mental health and psychosocial adjustment and held faculty appointments in Brazil and Australia, held two Fulbright scholarships, a Kellogg International Fellowship, and a World Rehabilitation Fund Fellowship. He has the recipient of numerous awards including the American Counseling Association Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person.

Contents

Part I: Introduction to Counseling and Social Justice 1. Introduction 2. Theories of Multicultural Counseling 3. Theories of Social Justice Part II: Multi-Level Model of Psychotherapy, Counseling, Social Justice and Human Rights 4. Development and Rationale for the Multi-Level Model of Psychotherapy, Counseling, Social Justice and Human Rights 5. Multi-Level Model of Psychotherapy, Counseling, Social Justice and Human Rights Part III: Social Justice Journeys and Personal Applications 6. The Journey of an Asian Human Rights and Social Justice Road Warrior: Rita Chi-Ying Chung 7. Ther Personal Journey of a Social Justice and Human Rights Advocate: Fred Bemak 8. Social Justice Reflections of Graduate Students Part IV: Critical Social Justice Tools 9. Change Models 10. Leadership and Social Justice 11. Advocacy and Social Justice 12. Myths and Realities of Empowerment 13. Interdisciplinary Collaboration as a Means Towards Social Justice Part V: Social Justice Applications 14. Social Action Research and Social Justice 15. Model Higher Education Programs in Social Justice Part VI: Social Justice in a Global World 16. Social Justice in a Global World 17. Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412999526
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781412999526
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 1412999529

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