New chapter in forthcoming volume, The Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology.
From the introduction:
At a surface level, this call for psychotherapists to take up the mantle of social justice sounds wonderful. However, while everyone may be for social justice in the abstract, making it central to applied psychology and professional counseling raises a number of thorny issues that have not been adequately addressed. Defining, implementing, and grappling with the ethical implications of a social justice orientation is a more nuanced and complex task than its adherents often acknowledge. This chapter critically examines the move toward social justice in psychotherapy and counseling.
Raskin, J. D. (2014). A critical look at social justice ideology in counseling and psychotherapy. In C. V. Johnson, H. L. Friedman (Series Eds.), The Praeger handbook of social justice and psychology: Vol. 1. Fundamental issues and special populations (C. V. Johnson, H. L. Friedman, J. Diaz, Z. Franco, & B. K. Nastasi, Eds., pp. 51-64). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.