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Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice Edited by Etiony Aldarondo, University of Miami, USA There is a healthy development in the human service professions these days. At community clinics, private practices, and universities around the country, mental health professionals and service providers are working with increased awareness of the toxic effects of social inequities in the lives of people they aim to help. Quietly, by acting out their beliefs on justice and equality, clinicians are redressing the balance between professing our craft as clinicians and professing our humanity as citizens. Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice is a comprehensive volume that bridges the gap between the psychosocial realities of clients and the dominant clinical practices. It offers an array of conceptual and practical innovations to address both individual suffering and social inequities fueling this suffering. This is an empowering tool and a must read for mental health professionals. The accessible writing style also makes it ideal for teachers and students in the field. The book opens with a discussion of the historical, ethical, and experiential foundations for the development of social justice-based practice. Parts 2 and 3 present conceptual frameworks, strategies, and techniques used by social justice oriented practitioners. The final section discusses various ways to develop the skills and competencies required of mental health professionals aspiring to be both agents of individual and social transformation. Filled with hope, critical analysis, and uncommon clinical wisdom, this is a book like no other in the field. March 2007: 246x174: 520pp Hb: 978-0-8058-5517-3: £80.95 Pb: 978-0-8058-5518-0: £33.95

Selected Contents: Part 1: Steps Toward a Social Justice Therapeutic Practice Albee Rekindling the Reformist Spirit in the Mental Health Professions Aldarondo Counseling for Wellness and Justice: Foundations and Ethical Dilemmas Prilleltensky, Dokecki, Frieden, Wang Lessons Learned in the Integration of Social Justice Concerns Into Clinical Practice Gerber Part 2: Liberating Visions of Clinical Practice Radical Psychiatry: An Approach to Personal and Political Change Roy Ethnopolitical Psychology: Healing and Transformation Comas-Diaz Gay and Lesbian Couples in Therapy: A Social Justice Perspective Green Risk Reduction and the Politics of Social Justice in Mental Health Care Packman Social Justice Based Therapy: Critical Consciousness, Accountability, and Empowerment Almeida, DelVecchio, Parker Narrative Therapy, Culture, and Social Justice Kamya Part 3: Community Building for Wellness and Justice Family-Centered Community Building: The Families and Democracy Project Doherty, Carroll The Practice of Community Family Therapy Rojano Applying Feminist Theory to Community Practice: A Multi-Level Empowerment Intervention for Low-Income Women With Depression Goodman, Bohlig, Weintraub, Green, Walker Towards a Community Psychology of Liberation Perilla, Lavizzo, Ibanez Striving for Social Justice Through Interprofessional UniversitySchool Collaboration Kenny, Sparks, Jackson The Psychology of Working and the Advancement of Social Justice Blustein, Perry, Kenna, DeWine Mental Health Policy and Social Justice Ackerson, Korr Part 4: Teaching and Training for Social Action Prevention, Outreach, and Advocacy Strategies: Integrating Social Action Roles in Professional Training Vera, Speight Towards an Emancipatory-Communitarian Approach to Psychology Training McWhirter, McWhirter Grounding Clinical Training and Supervision in an Empowerment Model McWhirter, McWhirter Applying Principles of Multicultural Competencies, Social Justice, and Leadership in Training and Supervision Arredondo, Rosen Educating for Social Change in the Human Service Professions Reeser

International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology Edited by Barbara P. Uzzell, Memorial Neurological Association, USA, Marcel Ponton, University of California at Los Angeles, USA, and Alfredo Ardila, Florida International University, USA

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