The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling

ISBN : 9780195398250

William Ming Liu
586 ページ
186 x 258 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

Social class is a pervasive facet of all lives, regardless of one's own social class and status. One would think its ubiquity would make it necessary for all helping professionals to understand social class and discuss it in therapy and research. Yet social class and classism are one of the most confusing and difficult concepts to understand and integrate into research and counseling practice-mostly due to the relative lack of psychological theories, research, and quantitative data. Fulfiling this need, this handbook summarizes and synthesizes available research on social class and classism in counseling practice and research areas. The 32 chapters included offer up-to-date, fascinating, and provocative applications of social class and classism, as seasoned chapter authors provide an overview of theories related to social class and classism and its application toward research, education, training, and practice. Chapters include comprehensive coverage of: - lifespan issues related to social class, such as unique aspects of social class and classism in the lives of children, adolescents, and older adults - how social class is studied and empirically understood through research, assessment, and practice - implications of social class in career counseling, psychological assessment and diagnosis, and the therapy relationship - how social class is implicated in positive psychology, career and work psychology, and health psychology - social class and classism and its connection to whiteness, racism, sexual orientation, religion and spirituality, and social justice This book offers the first compendium of counseling related resources on social class and classism and will be a comprehensive, must-have reference for professionals and academics in counseling psychology and related fields for years to come.


Part One: Overview and Introduction
1. Introduction to Social Class and Classism in Counseling Psychology
William Ming Liu
2. Social Class, Classism, and Social Justice
Rebecca L. Toporek
3. Social Class and Empirical Support for Treatment
Mindi N. Thompson and Michael J. Dvorscek
4. Measurement and Methodological Issues in Social Class Research: A Call for Theorization and Study
Michael Y. Lau, Rosa J. Cho, Jennifer J. Chang, and Jill Huang
Part Two: Psychotherapy and Assessment
5. Career Issues and Social Class
Justin C. Perry and Eric Wallace
6. Cognitive and Psychosocial Assessment, Social Class, and Counseling
Megan Foley Nicpon
7. Psychotherapy Process and Social Class
Nicholas Ladany and Maryann Krikorian
8. Positive Psychology, Social Class, and Counseling
Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
9. Crisis Intervention, Social Class, and Counseling: Macrolevel Disaster Effects
Gargi Roysircar, Margaret Podkova, and Vincent Pignatiello
10. Working with Veterans, Social Class, and Counseling: Understanding the Veteran Population and Implications for Treatment
Jeanette Hsu and Bethany Ketchen
11. Health Psychology, Social Class, and Counseling
Elizabeth M. Altmaier, Jessica A. Lohnberg, and Torricia H. Yamada
12. Social Class Relations with Body Image and Eating Disorders
Susan Kashubeck-West and Hsin-hsin Huang
13. Rehabilitation, Social Class, and Counseling
Michael T. Hartley and Vilia M. Tarvydas
14. Psychological Assessment: Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, and Counseling
Lisa A. Suzuki and Matthew P. Patricoski
15. Social Class: The Hidden Disparity in Substance Abuse and Treatment
Negar Rachel Partiali, Stephanie Keiko Takamatsu, and Derek Kenji Iwamoto
16. The On-Line World, the Internet, Social Class and Counseling
Belle Liang, Nicole Duffy, and Meghan Commins
Part Three: Developmental Issues
17. The Impact of Social Class on Parenting and Attachment
Alissa Sherry, Andrew Adelman, Lauren Farwell, and Brittany Linton
18. Adolescents, Social Class, and Counseling
Matthew A. Diemer and Brooke A. Seyffert
19. Social Class and School Counseling: A Collaborative, Asset-Based Approach
Noah E. Borrero and Christine J. Yeh
20. Resilience, At-risk Youth, Social Class, and Counseling
E. Janie Pinterits, Astrid D'Cunha, and Anthony Athmann
21. Geropsychology, Social Class, and Counseling
Jacqueline K. Olthoff
Part Four: Cultural and Identity Intersections with Social Class
22. Religion, Social Class, and Counseling
Saba Rasheed Ali and Owen J. Gaasedelen
23. Social Class, Racial, and Ethnic Identity: Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of Social Stratification and Inequality
Alex L. Pieterse, Simon Chung, Tania Khan, and Jeremy Bissram
24. Whiteness and Social Class: Intersections and Implications
Lisa B. Spanierman, Patton O. Garriott, and D. Anthony Clark
25. Rural Populations, Social Class, and Counseling
Ruth Riding-Malon and James L. Werth, Jr.
26. Inequality, Poverty, and Counseling Practice
Laura Smith, Alison Shellman, and Rebecca Smith
27. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, Social Class and Counseling
David H. Whitcomb and Daniel J. Walinsky
28. International Issues, Social Class and Counseling
Ayse Ciftci, Alexandra Broustovetskaia, and Laura Reid
29. Men's Issues, Social Class, and Counseling
David J. Wimer and Ronald F. Levant
30. Women's Issues, Feminism, Social Class, and Counseling
Arpana G. Inman and Tiffany O'Shaughnessy
31. Immigration and Social Class
Oksana Yakushko
32. Future Directions for Scholarship in Social Class and Classism in Psychology
William Ming Liu


William Ming Liu, PhD., is Professor and Program Coordinator of Counseling Psychology at The University of Iowa.