The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling (Oxford Library of Psychology)

The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling (Oxford Library of Psychology)

By: William Ming Liu (editor)Hardback

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Social class is a pervasive facet of all lives, regardless of one's own social class and status. One would think its ubiquity would make it necessary for all helping professionals to understand social class and discuss it in therapy and research. Yet social class and classism are one of the most confusing and difficult concepts to understand and integrate into research and counseling practice-mostly due to the relative lack of psychological theories, research, and quantitative data. Fulfiling this need, this handbook summarizes and synthesizes available research on social class and classism in counseling practice and research areas. The 32 chapters included offer up-to-date, fascinating, and provocative applications of social class and classism, as seasoned chapter authors provide an overview of theories related to social class and classism and its application toward research, education, training, and practice. Chapters include comprehensive coverage of: - lifespan issues related to social class, such as unique aspects of social class and classism in the lives of children, adolescents, and older adults - how social class is studied and empirically understood through research, assessment, and practice - implications of social class in career counseling, psychological assessment and diagnosis, and the therapy relationship - how social class is implicated in positive psychology, career and work psychology, and health psychology - social class and classism and its connection to whiteness, racism, sexual orientation, religion and spirituality, and social justice This book offers the first compendium of counseling related resources on social class and classism and will be a comprehensive, must-have reference for professionals and academics in counseling psychology and related fields for years to come.

About Author

William Ming Liu, PhD., is Professor and Program Coordinator of Counseling Psychology at The University of Iowa.


Part One: Overview and Introduction ; 1. Introduction to Social Class and Classism in Counseling Psychology ; William Ming Liu ; 2. Social Class, Classism, and Social Justice ; Rebecca L. Toporek ; 3. Social Class and Empirical Support for Treatment ; Mindi N. Thompson and Michael J. Dvorscek ; 4. Measurement and Methodological Issues in Social Class Research: A Call for Theorization and Study ; Michael Y. Lau, Rosa J. Cho, Jennifer J. Chang, and Jill Huang ; Part Two: Psychotherapy and Assessment ; 5. Career Issues and Social Class ; Justin C. Perry and Eric Wallace ; 6. Cognitive and Psychosocial Assessment, Social Class, and Counseling ; Megan Foley Nicpon ; 7. Psychotherapy Process and Social Class ; Nicholas Ladany and Maryann Krikorian ; 8. Positive Psychology, Social Class, and Counseling ; Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti ; 9. Crisis Intervention, Social Class, and Counseling: Macrolevel Disaster Effects ; Gargi Roysircar, Margaret Podkova, and Vincent Pignatiello ; 10. Working with Veterans, Social Class, and Counseling: Understanding the Veteran Population and Implications for Treatment ; Jeanette Hsu and Bethany Ketchen ; 11. Health Psychology, Social Class, and Counseling ; Elizabeth M. Altmaier, Jessica A. Lohnberg, and Torricia H. Yamada ; 12. Social Class Relations with Body Image and Eating Disorders ; Susan Kashubeck-West and Hsin-hsin Huang ; 13. Rehabilitation, Social Class, and Counseling ; Michael T. Hartley and Vilia M. Tarvydas ; 14. Psychological Assessment: Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, and Counseling ; Lisa A. Suzuki and Matthew P. Patricoski ; 15. Social Class: The Hidden Disparity in Substance Abuse and Treatment ; Negar Rachel Partiali, Stephanie Keiko Takamatsu, and Derek Kenji Iwamoto ; 16. The On-Line World, the Internet, Social Class and Counseling ; Belle Liang, Nicole Duffy, and Meghan Commins ; Part Three: Developmental Issues ; 17. The Impact of Social Class on Parenting and Attachment ; Alissa Sherry, Andrew Adelman, Lauren Farwell, and Brittany Linton ; 18. Adolescents, Social Class, and Counseling ; Matthew A. Diemer and Brooke A. Seyffert ; 19. Social Class and School Counseling: A Collaborative, Asset-Based Approach ; Noah E. Borrero and Christine J. Yeh ; 20. Resilience, At-risk Youth, Social Class, and Counseling ; E. Janie Pinterits, Astrid D'Cunha, and Anthony Athmann ; 21. Geropsychology, Social Class, and Counseling ; Jacqueline K. Olthoff ; Part Four: Cultural and Identity Intersections with Social Class ; 22. Religion, Social Class, and Counseling ; Saba Rasheed Ali and Owen J. Gaasedelen ; 23. Social Class, Racial, and Ethnic Identity: Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of Social Stratification and Inequality ; Alex L. Pieterse, Simon Chung, Tania Khan, and Jeremy Bissram ; 24. Whiteness and Social Class: Intersections and Implications ; Lisa B. Spanierman, Patton O. Garriott, and D. Anthony Clark ; 25. Rural Populations, Social Class, and Counseling ; Ruth Riding-Malon and James L. Werth, Jr. ; 26. Inequality, Poverty, and Counseling Practice ; Laura Smith, Alison Shellman, and Rebecca Smith ; 27. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, Social Class and Counseling ; David H. Whitcomb and Daniel J. Walinsky ; 28. International Issues, Social Class and Counseling ; Ayse Ciftci, Alexandra Broustovetskaia, and Laura Reid ; 29. Men's Issues, Social Class, and Counseling ; David J. Wimer and Ronald F. Levant ; 30. Women's Issues, Feminism, Social Class, and Counseling ; Arpana G. Inman and Tiffany O'Shaughnessy ; 31. Immigration and Social Class ; Oksana Yakushko ; 32. Future Directions for Scholarship in Social Class and Classism in Psychology ; William Ming Liu

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  • ISBN13: 9780195398250
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 586
  • ID: 9780195398250
  • weight: 1160
  • ISBN10: 0195398254

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