Activism, Advocacy, and Social Justice in Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology

Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Elizabeth M. Abrams and Stefanie Lindlau

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

 Activism, Advocacy, and Social Justice in Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology

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The fields of feminist, multicultural, and counseling psychology have historical roots in activism, advocacy, and social justice. Most of the existing literature exploring the intersections of these three fields of psychology has focused at the micro-level. In this chapter we (a) define and elaborate on the concepts of social justice, activism, and advocacy, particularly focusing on the meso and macro levels within feminist multicultural counseling psychology; (b) discuss the various contexts in which social justice work is taking place; (c) weave together the existing literature with interview data to illustrate the multifaceted work of feminist multicultural counseling psychologists involved in activism, advocacy, and social justice activities at these larger systemic levels; and (d) make recommendations for future directions in feminist-social justice counseling psychology.

Keywords: Activism; advocacy; social justice; feminist multicultural; feminism; counseling; counseling psychology

Article.  12879 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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