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ERIC Number: EJ911809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0035
Integrating Social Justice into Counseling Theories Pedagogy: A Case Example
Brubaker, Michael D.; Puig, Ana; Reese, Ryan F.; Young, Jessica
Counselor Education and Supervision, v50 n2 p88-102 Dec 2010
As they explore counseling theories, students are encouraged to examine their own values, attitudes, and beliefs to find congruence with these theories. This traditional approach inadequately addresses the social injustices that may be perpetuated by selecting theories that further oppress clients and other marginalized communities. Prilleltensky (1997) introduced a social justice paradigm, emancipatory communitarianism, to address the limitations of existing theories on the basis of their underlying values. The authors discuss how incorporating emancipatory communitarianism and values discussions into counseling theories pedagogy can enhance critical thinking and self-exploration among developing students. Implications for counseling pedagogy, practices, and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A