Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology and Poverty

Laura Smith, Lauren Appio and Jennifer Chang

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744220
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology and Poverty

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Within social justice theorizing, issues of poverty and social class receive relatively little focused attention, yet the convergence of feminist and multicultural counseling psychology provides a natural context for such considerations. In this chapter, the authors support this idea by outlining trends within feminist and multicultural psychology, and then go on to describe recent innovations by counseling psychologists that point the way toward socially just counseling practice in the context of poverty.

Keywords: Poverty; social class; social justice; counseling; psychotherapy

Article.  10218 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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