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

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social justice
Liberation Psychology

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Tate, K. A., Torres Rivera, E., Brown, E. M., & Skaistis, L. (2014). Foundations for Liberation: Social Justice, Liberation Psychology, and Counseling. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 47(3).


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.

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