Leadership in Counseling Psychology: Introduction to the Special Issue

Ruth E. Fassinger, Lydia P. Buki, Sandra L. Shullman

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In this article, we introduce a special two-part issue of The Counseling Psychologist focused on leadership in counseling psychology. Despite the critical role of leadership in the field's development, current status, and future possibilities, the topic has received little attention as a focus of scholarly inquiry within counseling psychology. We first present a context and rationale for the creation of this special issue, noting the timeliness of this topic within psychology and in society more broadly. Next, we introduce the articles that comprise this two-part special issue as well as two closely related articles contained in the August issue. A brief concluding article at the end this two-part special issue will (a) review the scholarship presented, (b) discuss its relevance, and (c) consider implications and directions for future work in the areas of research, education and training, practice, advocacy, and social justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-751
Number of pages10
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • culture
  • leader
  • leadership application
  • leadership contexts
  • transformative leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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