Advocacy and Social Justice Approaches With Immigrants and Refugees in Counsellor Education

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47634/cjcp.v55i1.68482

Abstract

In the current world, working with immigrants and refugees presents unique clinical and case management challenges that may go beyond standard training offered in most counsellor education courses on diversity. This applied conceptual article examines some of the barriers to working with immigrants and refugees. It also discusses approaches to including a focus on immigrants and refugees in counsellor education programs and courses as well as suggestions for counsellors working with these members of the community. In addition, an advocacy and social justice mandate to provide exposure to and teaching about clinical work with these often overlooked members of society is presented.

Author Biographies

Kevin C. Snow, Marywood University

Kevin C. Snow is an assistant professor of counselor education and program director of clinical mental health counselling at Marywood University.

John J. S. Harrichand, State University of New York at Brockport

John J. S. Harrichand is an assistant professor of counselor education and coordinator of mental health counseling at State University of New York at Brockport and a practising mental health counsellor.

Joy M. Mwendwa, Liberty University

Joy M. Mwendwa is an associate professor of counseling at Liberty University and a practising mental health counsellor in Virginia.

Published

2021-01-14

How to Cite

Snow, K. C., Harrichand, J. J. S., & Mwendwa, J. M. (2021). Advocacy and Social Justice Approaches With Immigrants and Refugees in Counsellor Education. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 55(1), 7–27. https://doi.org/10.47634/cjcp.v55i1.68482

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Special Issue Articles/ Articles d'édition spéciale