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Social Justice Advocacy: A Global Mission

The department of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) promotes social justice advocacy as we prepare paraprofessionals in the helping professions and professionals in clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, and clinical psychopharmacology. What is social justice advocacy? It involves noticing how systems are unfair to certain groups and striving to become a change agent to increase equity in our communities so that the services we provide reach all those who need them and are effective for diverse populations. We train our students to take a global perspective to understanding these kinds of dynamics, which change depending on the context. CEP faculty conduct multicultural research and train students to work with clients who may be different from themselves in terms of their races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and other intersectional identities. Each program strives to strengthen our collaborative relationships with educational, health, mental health, medical, and other community and university settings to help reduce health, mental health, and educational disparities. Join us to engage in active learning, emotional growth, critical thinking, and respectful dialogues across diverse perspectives.


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