- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Introduction: Solidifying and Advancing Group Counseling
- The Nature and Significance of Groups
- Definition of Group Counseling
- The History of Group Counseling
- Ethics, Best Practices, andLaw in Group Counseling
- Diversity in Groups
- A Social Justice Approach to Group Counseling
- Therapeutic Factors in Group-Counseling: Asking New Questions
- Cohesion in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
- Group Climate: Construct in Search of Clarity
- Group Development
- Evidence Bases for Group Practice
- General Research Models
- Assessing Groups
- Qualitative Research Approaches and Group Counseling
- Personhood of the Leader
- Group Techniques
- Group Leader Style and Functions
- Group Leadership Teaching and Training: Methods and Issues
- Supervision of Group Counseling
- Creativity and Spontaneity in Groups
- Groups across Settings
- Group Counseling across the Life Span: A Psychosocial Perspective
- Group Counseling with Sexual Minorities
- Prevention Groups
- International Group Counseling
- Brief Group Treatment
- Mutual Help Groups: What Are They and What Makes Them Work?
- Online Groups
- Groups for Trauma/Disaster
- Group Counseling: 50 Basic Premises and the Need for Mainstreaming
Abstract and Keywords
A social justice approach is emerging as a central aspect of the work of the mental health professional. In addition, group work has significant potential to further a social justice agenda. This chapter provides an overview of a social justice approach to group counseling. The meaning of social justice is clarified and the historical origins of a social justice approach to group work are presented. Existing theory and research related to group work and social justice are reviewed, and current trends in research with social justice groups are summarized. Finally, barriers to a social justice approach to group counseling are briefly discussed, and implications of a social justice approach to group counseling for counseling training, practice, and research are presented.
Sally M. Hage, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, SUNY.
Mark Mason is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Albany, SUNY in Albany, NY.
Jungeun Kim, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, SUNY.
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