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Climate change and social justice in counseling psychology: a qualitative analysis

Schulte, Philip and Lee, Nicholas A. and Riding-Malon, Ruth and Aspelmeier, Jeffery (2021) Climate change and social justice in counseling psychology: a qualitative analysis. [Dissertation]

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Climate change is a significant problem facing todays world. Overwhelming evidence suggests that climate change will substantially increase over the next several decades. The adverse effects of climate change are known to be unevenly distributed among vulnerable and marginalized populations, primarily due to systems of inequity. Although counseling psychology has a strong history of working to eradicate inequity, climate change has not been included within the broader discourse on social justice within the field. Thus, little is known about how climate change is viewed by counseling psychologists and how it could be addressed by the field. Thematic analysis is used and resulted in six unique themes that are discussed. Implications for the field include (a) call to address climate change, (b) a proposed three stage model to aid in integrating climate change into counseling psychology, and, (c) a call to address systems of power and inequity within the field of counseling psychology.

Item Type: Dissertation
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, counseling psychology, social justice
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Radford University > College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Philip Schulte
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 17:19
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 19:07
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/622

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