ERIC Number: EJ773714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 108
The Roles of Counseling Psychologists in Reducing Health Disparities
Tucker, Carolyn M.; Ferdinand, Lisa A.; Mirsu-Paun, Anca; Herman, Keith C.; Delgado-Romero, Edward; van den Berg, Jacob J.; Jones, Jessica D.
Counseling Psychologist, v35 n5 p650-678 2007
This article presents an overview of the health disparities problem that exists among individuals from ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds and their majority counterparts. The argument is made that the involvement of counseling psychologists in addressing this health disparities problem presents an opportunity for the field to remain true to its commitment to prevention, multiculturalism, and social justice while becoming more competitive in the health care and health promotion fields. This article highlights the prevalence of health disparities and identifies the primary factors contributing to these disparities. In addition, the roles and approaches that counseling psychologists can adopt to help alleviate this problem are specified.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Psychologists, Justice, Counseling Psychology, Child Health, Health Promotion, Access to Health Care, Counselor Role, Counselors, Minority Groups, Low Income Groups, Prevention, At Risk Persons, Incidence, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Public Health
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