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Helping beyond the fifty minute hour : therapists involved in meaningful social action / edited by Jeffrey A. Kottler, Matt Englar-Carlson, and Jon Carlson
New York : Routledge, c2013
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 3rd Floor  HM831 .H454 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social action
Social justice
Social change
Physical Description xxii, 294 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary ""Slacktivism" is a term that has been coined to cynically describe the token efforts that people devote to some cause, without long-term or meaningful impact. We wear colored wristbands, pins, or ribbons proclaiming support for a particular organization. We might post something on social network sites or send messages to friends about causes dear to our hearts. We might even volunteer our time to work on behalf of marginalized, oppressed, or neglected groups--or donate money to a charity. Yet the key feature of significant social action is follow through--continuing efforts over a period of time so as to build meaningful relationships, provide adequate support, and conduct evaluations to measure results and make needed adjustments that make programs even more responsive. This book is intended as an inspiration for practicing psychotherapists and counselors, as well as students, to become actively involved in a meaningful effort. The authors have searched far and wide to identify practitioners representing different disciplines, helping professions, geographic regions, and social action projects, all of whom have been involved in social justice efforts for some time, whether in their own communities or in far-flung regions of the world. Each of them has an amazing story to tell that reveals the challenges they've faced, the incredible satisfactions they've experienced, and what lessons they've learned along the way. Each story represents a gem of wisdom, revealing both questions of faith, as well as of sustained action. The authors have been encouraged to dig deeply in order to talk about the honest realities of their work. After reading their stories, you will be ready to pick a cause that speaks to you and begin your own work."--Publisher's website
Contents Part 1: Re-visioning clinical practice. The power of transcendent empathy: empowering lower-caste girls in Nepal / Jeffrey A. Kottler ; The citizen-therapist and social change / William J. Doherty. -- Part 2: The dreamers: what change could be. When work is not enough: searching for greater satisfaction and meaning / Sari Gold ; Marginalized no more / Leah Brew ; A wannabe therapist's journey to make a difference / Josselyn Sheer ; Social Justice-The way less traveled / Henry Sibbing. -- Part 3: Community Action. Sacred advocacy: helping at-risk boys and girls find meaning in violent, unjust communities / Stan Bosch and Joseph M. Cervantes ; Real-life social action in the community / Byron Waller ; Walking the tightrope of change: building trust and effective practice in a diverse multi-stressed urban community / Gerald Monk ; Two roads leading to one / Dallas Stout and Debbie Stout ; Moving beyond the professional response to gender-based violence: community organizing with women survivors / Loretta Pyles ; I am your future, you and my past: reaching back to move forward / Selma de Leon-Yznaga / "Illumination of the human spirit": The evolution of an African-centered social justice counselor / Sharon Bethea ; When your liberation is tied up with mine: social justice work as a tool for resistance, empowerment, and nation building for African-descended peoples / Jamila Codrington ; No one gets left behind / Cyrus Marcellus Ellis ; Counselors without borders: community action in counseling / Fred Bemak. -- Part 4: Global Outreach. Life tasks in a lifetime / Tipawadee Emavardhana ; Counseling internationally: caring for the caregiver / Keith Edwards and Rebecca Rodriguez ; Feminist border crossings: our transnational partnership in peach and justice work / Kathryn L. Norsworthy and Ouyporn Khuankaew ; Bon Kouraj: learning courage through service / Chante DeLoach ; Kicking and screaming: my social action journey / Cirecie A. West-Olantunji ; Please do not forget me / Heather A. Guay. -- Part 5: Closure and reflection. Twenty intensely personal motives for involvement in social justice projects: saving the world or saving myself? / Jeffrey A. Kottler ; A life devoted to service / Jon Carlson ; Paying rent for our place in the world: a reflection on the personal meaning of this book and its stories / Matt Englar-Carlson
Alternate Author Kottler, Jeffrey A
Englar-Carlson, Matt
Carlson, Jon

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