ERIC Number: EJ880447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Applying Social Justice to Oppression and Marginalization in Group Process: Interventions and Strategies for Group Counselors
Burnes, Theodore R.; Ross, Katherine L.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v35 n2 p169-176 Jun 2010
A call from the group counseling literature (Brown, 2009) recognizes the need for theoretical and empirical writings that explore the intersection of social justice and counseling practice, as many counselors are unprepared to address the impact of oppression and privilege on group process. The authors explore these issues by making recommendations and offering five strategies to assist in group discussions of marginalization, privilege, and oppression into group theory. These strategies include ways to assist counselors in recognizing how group members may oppress one another as well as specific recommendations from two current group counselors who practice social justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Group Counseling, Counselor Training, Intervention, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Psychology, Change Strategies, Critical Theory, Focus Groups, Social Cognition, Social Theories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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