Book Review of "Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health: Relevance for Counseling and Psychotherapy in Canada "

Abstract

The voices of nearly 40 scholars, activists, and practitioners are brought together in Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health. Their diverse contributions are united around a fundamental goal of deconstructing mental health systems to reveal how they produce and sustain social injustices. This review is structured around the three central organizing principles that Morrow and Malcoe weave throughout the book: (a) challenging dominant epistemologies, (b) emphasizing individuals’ resistance to social injustices, and (c) reimagining mental health systems. We offer our reflections about the book’s utility from the perspectives of a professor and a graduate student.

Author Biographies

Kaori Wada, University of Calgary

Kaori Wada is an assistant professor of counselling psychology in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include grief, death and dying, feminist theory/research, and social justice.

Alyssa M. West , University of Calgary

Alyssa M. West is completing her doctoral degree in counselling psychology at the University of Calgary. She is a qualitative researcher whose interests include feminist theory, critical psychology, relationships, and grief.

Published
2021-01-14
How to Cite
Wada, K., & West , A. M. (2021). Book Review of "Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health: Relevance for Counseling and Psychotherapy in Canada ". Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 55(1), 183-187. https://doi.org/10.47634/cjcp.v55i1.70549