The Counselors for Social Justice Association seeks nominations for the 2017 CSJ Awards. The submission deadline for 2017 CSJ-sponsored awards is January 15, 2017. To be eligible for consideration, unless otherwise noted, all nominations must be submitted electronically to the CSJ Awards Committee c/o Joseph Williams (email@example.com), using the CSJ award nomination form, on or before the deadline. Listings of awards, their qualifying criteria, and past awardees can be found on the CSJ web site (https://counseling-csj.org/awards/). Please note that some awards require supporting documents. Be sure to check out our newest award: The CSJ Outstanding Counseling Program/Agency Award
Also, the Counselors for Social Justice Association is pleased to announce that the application for the Social Justice Counseling Grant 2017 is open! CSJ will fund a maximum of 4 grants and up to $1,000 total. The submission deadline for 2017 CSJ-sponsored awards is February 1, 2017. More information about the grant is provided below.
The recipients of these awards and grants will be recognized during the 2017 ACA Annual Conference held in San Francisco, California. In addition, these recipients and their accomplishments will be featured in the CSJ Newsletter and on the official CSJ website. We encourage you to nominate those you believe to be eligible and to share this call with others.
‘Ohana Awards honors individuals in counseling who affirm diversity and advocate for social justice in the spirit of nine elements of the indigenous Hawai’ian concept of ‘Ohana or extended family.
Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award honors professional counselors and counselor educators who have an exemplary record of challenging multiple oppressions in the counseling professions as well as in their local schools and communities.
The Reese House Social Justice Advocate of the Year Award honors an individual who has demonstrated social justice advocacy for students in K-12 schools as well as the school counseling profession including commitment to closing achievement, opportunity, attainment and funding gaps and/or ensuring career and higher education readiness for all K-12 students. The award comes with a $250.00 donation to a school organization/program of their choosing.
The CSJ Outstanding Counseling Program/Agency Award is designed to acknowledge counseling and psychology programs/agencies that reflect the mission of CSJ in their training of future counselors, work in the community, advocacy, etc. Programs or Agencies nominated for this award should demonstrate outstanding pre- service and/or in-service training in areas such as: social justice counseling, multicultural counseling, advocacy, and counseling socially and culturally diverse populations.
About the Grant: The Social Justice Counseling Grant was established by Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) to support social action-focused projects initiated by counselors that further the mission of CSJ:
Funding: CSJ will fund a maximum of 4 grants and up to $1,000 total.
Who May Apply: This grant competition is open to all members of CSJ. Individuals with limited access to funding are especially encouraged to apply, including students, practicing counselors, and those working in marginalized communities. Individuals may submit (or be part of a submission team) for only one proposal.
Proposal Format: Proposals must adhere to the following requirements in order to be considered:
Evaluation Criteria: A panel of reviewers will evaluate the proposals using the following criteria:
As a condition of the acceptance of the grant award, the awardee is required to
Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017.
Submission Instructions — Your email attachments must include:
Joseph M. Williams, PhD, NCC
Counseling and Development Program
College of Education and Human Development
George Mason University
Krug Hall 202c, Mail Stop 1H1
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-5343 (office)
(703) 993-5577 (fax)
CSJ Winter 2016 Newsletter
Dear CSJ members,
The last few months have been plagued with divisive turmoil – from wars abroad to the recent election here in the States. However, we have also seen success, at least for the moment, in the Dakota Access Pipeline and we know what can happen when individuals and communities are empowered to work together for good.
Our hope is that this newsletter plants seeds of hope so each of you can continue to be an agent of change for yourselves and empower your clients and communities to bring long lasting positive changes in the social justice arena.
Thank you all for your patience in receiving this first edition of the 2016/2017 newsletter. My sincerest thanks to the newsletter team – Lauren Chase, Ghil Hong, and Dylan Davis – for their assistance in making this a beautiful edition!
May this season’s greetings bring you all joy and peace!
m: (917) 725-0127
On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say which we won’t understand
“Don’t accept that what’s happening
Is just a case of others’ suffering
Or you’ll find that you’re joining in
The turning away” – Pink Floyd
Our CSJ Division Community has been up and running on ACA Connect for the past two months. We hope that you find this forum useful and that it will continue to help us increase communication and connection among CSJ members. Given that we are now using the ACA Connect system, the CSJ Board has voted to move communications to this system and end the use of our listserv (COUNSELORS-SOCJUST-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU). We want to give a very special thanks Dr. Edil Torres Rivera, long time administrator of the listserv, for providing this service to the CSJ community – it is much appreciated! Using the ACA Connect system enables members to be added or removed automatically as they join or leave CSJ, making it easier for us to ensure that we are reaching all of our members. It also provides us with a space to have discussions and share documents/information. For members who are “division only” CSJ members, our Communications Officer will forward you the “CSJ Official” notifications via email since ACA Connect is only accessible to ACA members.
As a reminder, here are some details about using the CSJ Division Community on ACA Connect:
As a member of the CSJ Division and of ACA, you are automatically a member of the CSJ Division Community. We invite members to use this platform to discuss social justice in counseling, share resources, and connect with one another. CSJ leadership will also use it to provide information about CSJ initiatives and other activities.
You will receive a daily round-up of all of the messages posted from the prior day. If at any point you would like to stop receiving these messages, simply visit your Community Notifications page and select “No Email”. There is also an option to receive messages in “real time” instead of in digest format (the daily round-up) if you prefer. Email our community manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Please note that “CSJ OFFICIAL” at the start of the subject line will indicate that the post is official CSJ business posted by a CSJ Board member, such as award notices or conference updates.
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Call for Manuscripts
Currently seeking manuscripts for upcoming book, Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling. February 1, 2017 – Deadline for receipt of manuscripts.
The purpose of this edited book is to provide a resource for faculty who are teaching the beginning and advanced counseling courses in the counselor education curriculum and who want to infuse issues of social justice and advocacy into these classes.
Looking for submissions on the following topics:
Clear and concise title.
Include name(s), work title, university/institution, and preferred email.
Note: We will be communicating with first author only.
Approximately 1-2 sentences. Should indicate primary focus of the activity.
Approximately 2-5 learning objectives. Concise and clear goals of the activity.
Identify a specific population suited for the activity.
Give a suggested number of participants for the activity.
Give an overall time estimate that is needed to complete the activity. State if required time to complete the activity will be altered by group size, number of participants, or participant demographics.
Give a brief description of place/location to conduct the activity. State how setting could be altered by participant demographics.
Give a description and quantity of materials (such as paper, pencil, table, etc.) the instructor will need to conduct the activity. State any needed precautions when using the materials.
Instructions for Conduction Activity:
List all directions chronologically and concisely to complete the activity. Instructions may include any needed trigger warning statements for participants before conducting activity.
Discussion: Describe the process by which the participants will debrief the activity. Include helpful questions or prompts for the participants.
List at least two references (may be a reference, from which the activity was adapted, or the research/theoretical basis for the activity). References must adhere to the rules of the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style).
Suggested Background Reading:
Identify readings that would help participants develop a conceptualize framework for the activity.
Please Checkmark the Following Course(s) that Would be Best Suited for Conducting This Activity (check all that apply):
Approximately a paragraph long for each author. Give a brief description of the author. Include name, institution, work title, and relevant experiences (teaching, research, social justice and advocacy).
Upload documents. Please be sure all documents are in Microsoft Word format. Unfortunately, we will not accept documents saved in pdf. format. Handouts are to be emailed to
email@example.com. Please see further instructions on the online submission link.
Please input all information into the online submission form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdc-NlkQ1i35SKnd7nohRRf5UTaqhnty25F2noUYoLPSIQvbA/viewform
Our goal is to review and provide feedback to you by February 15th. Please feel free to contribute additional activities and/or share this email with your colleagues.
Editors: Mark Pope, Ed.D., Mariamee Gonzalez, Ph.D., Erika Cameron, Ph.D., and Joseph S. Pangelinan, Ph.D.
Publisher: Routeldge Purposed published release date: Summer 2018
Call for Papers (JSACP)
Call for Papers
Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology
Mission: Founded in 2007, the mission of the Journal for Social Action in
Counseling and Psychology (JSACP) is to promote deep reflection on community
change and system transformation in which counselors, psychologists, and other
human service professionals play a role. This open access journal aims to highlight
‘engaged scholarship’ and the very important social change work done by
professionals and activists that would not normally find its way into publication.
The journal attempts to break down the divide between theory and practice in one
of the most critical areas of our work: social transformation toward social and
ecological justice and peace. JSACP features four unique sections:
currently accept articles in English and Spanish. To submit an article and to learn
more about the journal, visit: http://jsacp.tumblr.com
Publication costs: As a fully open access journal, all articles are available free of
charge on the journal website and there are no submission fees.
Co-Editors: Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D., Ball State University
Pamela Valera, Ph.D., New York University & Nathan Kline Institute
Sponsors: Counselors for Social Justice & Psychologists for Social Responsibility
Publisher: Ball State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies
For further information:firstname.lastname@example.org
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