SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Sue, D. W. (2005). Racism and the conspiracy of silence: Presidential address. The Counseling Psychologist, 33(1), 100-114.

Summary: APA President D. W. Sue addresses issues of racism and the conspiracy of silence.

Questions to consider:

  1. Why do you believe Sue included the phrase ‘the conspiracy of silence’ in his presidential address?
  2. How do you think remaining silent about racism furthers the impact of discrimination in our society?
  3. Why is it important for you to break the silence?


Article 2: Pieterse, A. L., Evans, S. A., Risner-Butner, A., Collins, N. M., & Mason, L. B. (2009). Multicutural competence and social justice training in counseling psychology and counselor education: A review and analysis of a sample of multicultural course syllabi. The Counseling Psychologist, 37(1), 93-115.

Summary: This article presents the findings of a descriptive content analysis of 54 multicultural and diversity-related course syllabi drawn from counseling and counseling psychology programs accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs. Whereas the findings identify social justice content as a growing presence in multicultural courses, there is a need to more clearly outline the fundamental points of distinction and overlap between multicultural competence and social justice advocacy in counselor and counseling psychology training.

Questions to consider:

  1. When you consider your educational training, what is your experience with social justice training?
  2. How did your professors incorporate social justice into your coursework?
  3. Why do you feel social justice training is essential?


Article 3: Inman, A. G., Luu, L. P., Pendse, A. C., & Caskie, G. I. L. (2015). Graduate trainees' social justice supports, beliefs, interest, and commitment. The Counseling Psychologist, 1-27.

Summary: The present study examined the direct and indirect relationships between belief in a just world, belief in an unjust world, perceived social supports, and training supports, and social justice self-efficacy beliefs, interest, and commitment among 274 graduate counselor trainees.

Questions to consider:

  1. How would you define a just world? How would you define an unjust world?
  2. What social supports do you have that help formulate your ideas of justice?
  3. How do you advocate for creating a just world?