How can psychologists incorporate recent insights about power, values and inequality in their work? What is the role of social justice in the practice of psychology? In this highly readable book Prilleltensky and Nelson...Show More
How can psychologists incorporate recent insights about power, values and inequality in their work? What is the role of social justice in the practice of psychology? In this highly readable book Prilleltensky and Nelson tackle these questions and propose workable solutions. This is the first book to translate into action the principles of critical psychology. Using a value-based framework the authors propose guidelines for training and critical practice in clinical, counselling, educational, health, community, and work settings.
The authors base their approach on a combination of values for the promotion of personal, interpersonal, and collective well-being. They propose a set of values consisting of self determination, caring and compassion, health, respect for diversity, participation, community support and social justice. Because of its wide coverage, the book should be of interest to students and practitioners in psychology, mental health, and to users of psychological services in most fields of practice.
Doing Psychology Critically:
§ translates critical psychology theory into practice
§ applies to most fields of applied psychology
§ is written in an accessible style
§ includes tables and diagrams that illustrate recommendations for practice
§ follows a coherent framework
§ is a useful resource for training programmes in health, clinical, counselling, educational, community, and organisational psychology
ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wellness Promotion Unit at Victoria University in Melbourne. He is the author of The Morals and Politics of Psychology and co-editor of Critical Psychology: An Introduction (with Dennis Fox) and Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment (with Geoffrey Nelson and Leslea Peirson).
GEOFFREY NELSON is Professor of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He has served as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and is the author of Shifting the Paradigm in Community Mental Health (with John Lord and Joanna Ochocka) and co-editor of Promoting Family Wellness: Fundamentals for Thinking and Action (with Isaac Prilleltensky and Leslea Peirson).
The first text to translate critical psychology theory into practice in other words, the first applied critical psychology book
Applies to most fields of applied psychology, having relevance to a wide range of work in clinical fields
An invaluable resource for training programmes and courses in health, clinical, counselling, educational, community and organizational psychology
Written by international experts in the field
PART 1: FOUNDATIONS Power, Well-being, oppression and liberation; Theory, Research and Action
PART 2: TRAINING The Making of a Subversive Teacher; The Making of a Participatory Action Researcher; The Making of a Critical Practitioner/Activist
PART 3: APPLICATIONS Clinical and Counselling Settings: Making a Difference with Disadvantaged Clients; Educational Settings: Learning a New School of Thought; Health Settings: Fighting Inequality to Enhance Well-being; Community Settings: Creating Capacity and Mobilizing for Change; Work Settings: Working Critically Within the Status Quo
PART 4: CHANGE Psychologists as Agents of Change: Getting Ready to Make a Difference; Psychologists and the Process of Change: Making a Difference in Diverse Settings; Psychologists and the Object of Social Change: Transforming Social Policy; References.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Attachment Across the Lifecourse David Howe
- Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Antony C. Moss, Kyle R. Dyer
- Health Psychology Karen Rodham
- Serious Stat Thom Baguley
- Schizophrenia Kevin Silber
- Research Methods and Statistics Ian Walker
- Meaning in Life Joel Vos
- Models of Mental Health Gavin Davidson, Jim Campbell, Ciarán Shannon, Ciaran Mulholland
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries