ERIC Number: ED417372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Social Action: A Mandate for Counselors.
Lee, Courtland C., Ed.; Walz, Garry R., Ed.
An increasing number of counselors are becoming agents of social change. Ways in which counselors can enter the arena of social transformation are described in this collection of 18 articles. Following an introduction: (1) "Counselors as Agents of Social Change"--Part I, which focuses on promoting diversity and challenging oppression, contains: (2) "Challenging Intolerance" (I. Grieger; J. G. Ponterotto); (3) "From Multiculturalism to Social Action" (J. A. Lewis; M. S. Arnold); (4) "Challenging Interpersonal Violence" (C. C. Lee; J. L. Brydges); (5) "Gay and Lesbian Activism: A Frontier in Social Advocacy" (B. Barret); (6) "Addressing the Need of At-Risk Youth: Early Prevention and Systemic Intervention" (D. Capuzzi); (7) "Career: Social Action in Behalf of Purpose, Productivity, and Hope" (E. L. Herr; S. G. Niles); (8) "Combating Ageism: The Rights of Older Persons" (J. E. Myers); (9) "Spirituality as a Force for Social Change" (J. G. Miranti; M. T. Burke). Part II, "Social Action: A Focus on Assessment, Research, and Technology," presents: (10) "Fair Access to Assessment Instruments and the Use of Assessment in Counseling" (N. A. Vacc); (11) "Technology: A Force for Social Action" (J. A. Casey); (12) "The Internet as a Potential Force for Social Change" (J. P. Sampson, Jr.); (13) "Strategies for Social Change Research" (W. E. Sedlacek); (14) "Using the Knowledge Base: Outcome Research and Accountable Social Action" (T. L. Sexton; S. C. Whiston). Part III, "Social Action: A Focus on Professional Issues," features: (15) "Preparing Counselors for Social Action" (B. B. Collison; J. L. Osborne; L. A. Gray; R. M. House; J. Firth; M. Lou); (16) "Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Social Change: Redefining the Counseling Profession" (F. Bemak); (17) "Professional Counseling in a Global Context: Collaboration for International Social Action" (C. C. Lee). The text concludes with "A Summing Up and Call to Action" (C. C. Lee; G. R. Walz). Each chapter contains references. (EMK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Agents, Counseling, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Policy, Social Action, Social Change, Social Environment
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304; 800-422-2648; http://www.counseling.org (nonmember, $23.95, member, $19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.