Synergies for wellness and liberation in counseling psychology

Isaac Prilleltensky, Ora Prilleltensky

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Abstract

Several fields within psychology, including counseling psychology, are struggling to promote a social justice agenda. Most efforts concentrate on a critique of existing values, assumptions, and practices. Whereas the level of critique is quite sophisticated, the level of social justice practice is rather embryonic. Critical psychologists have been constructing alternative practices that strive to go beyond the status quo and its critique. This article proposes an agenda for action that is conducive to wellness and liberation at the same time. The authors recommend several steps for advancing such an agenda. They argue that critical psychologists need to promote synergy between and among (a) diverse values, (b) wellness and liberation, and (c) existing critiques within psychology and other fields. To illustrate practical application, the authors discuss these recommendations in the context of people with physical disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-281
Number of pages9
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology

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Synergies for wellness and liberation in counseling psychology. / Prilleltensky, Isaac; Prilleltensky, Ora.

In: Counseling Psychologist, Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.05.2003, p. 273-281.

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Prilleltensky, Isaac ; Prilleltensky, Ora. / Synergies for wellness and liberation in counseling psychology. In: Counseling Psychologist. 2003 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 273-281.
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