Foundations for Liberation: Social Justice, Liberation Psychology, and Counseling

  • Kevin A. Tate Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology Department, Marquette University
  • Edil Torres Rivera The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Eric M. Brown School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, University of Florida
  • Leslie Skaistis Marquette University, Wisconsin
Keywords: social justice, theology, Liberation Psychology

Abstract

This manuscript will describe Liberation Psychology’s impact on the professional counseling field’s movement toward a focus on social justice. The authors will describe Liberation Psychology’s roots in theology, the foundational principles of this theory, and specific examples of where Liberation Psychology has made an impact on the field of counseling. Finally, the authors will discuss several key implications for Liberation Psychology’s implementation as a foundation for counseling for social justice.

Author Biographies

Kevin A. Tate, Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology Department, Marquette University
Kevin A. Tate, PhD, LPC
Assistant Professor
Marquette University
College of Education
Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Eric M. Brown, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, University of Florida
Eric M. Brown, M.Div., M.Ed., Ed.S
Doctoral Student
School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education
College of Education
University of Florida
Published
2014-10-09
How to Cite
Tate, K. A., Torres Rivera, E., Brown, E. M., & Skaistis, L. (2014). Foundations for Liberation: Social Justice, Liberation Psychology, and Counseling. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 47(3). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v47i3.231