Counselors for Social Justice is a national division of the American Counseling Association. CSJ works to promote social justice in our society through confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect professional counselors and our clients and to assist in the positive change in our society through the professional development of counselors.
Upcoming Webinar: Race, Disability, & Social Justice: What is the Rehabilitation Counselor's Role?
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 at 6pm-7pm EST
Presented by Dr. Keisha G. Rogers, President-Elect of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC)
Rehabilitation Counseling is a distinct, but lesser-known, area of counseling aimed at assisting persons with disabilities (PWDs) in gaining or regaining their independence through employment or other meaningful activity. The state-federal vocational rehabilitation system (VR) was designed to help PWDs achieve this goal by eliminating barriers to employment. However, there are indications that barriers exist within the vocational rehabilitation system itself. Historically, there has been evidence of racial discrepancies in service provisions in VR counseling. This presentation will provide an overview of rehabilitation counseling and examine irregularities related to race and VR service provisions. Implications and recommendations on achieving social justice in rehabilitation counseling will be addressed.
As result of attending this presentation, attendees will:
1) increase awareness of the history and profession of rehabilitation counseling
2) highlight differences in VR service provisions of PWDs based on the client’s race
3) understand the rehabilitation counselors role in integrating multicultural social justice
counseling competencies in serviced provided to PWDs from diverse cultural backgrounds
Participants are eligible to receive 1 CE hour through NBCC. We hope to see you there!!
Counselors for Social Justice is so excited to announce our new National President, Dr. Ebony White, for the 2022 - 2023 term!
Get to know Dr. White through our new blog post where we share her bio and she discusses her passion for CSJ as well as goals for her presidency. Please join us in welcoming President Dr. Ebony White!
"Social justice is not about what we do, it's about who we are."
- Dr. Michael Hutchins, Co-Founder of Counselors for Social Justice
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