Latest Issue of Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology

Hello and Happy New Year! We are pleased to inform you that the most recent issue of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology now has been published and can be found on the Journal’s new website:

The articles in this issue are:

“There Are Many Social Evils and Only We Can Cure It”: A Thematic Content Analysis of Privileged Indian Youth’s Perspective on Social Issues

Sriya Bhattacharyya, Jasleen Kaur, Gabriel Corpus, M. Brinton Lykes, Martin Heesacker

Social Distance from Mental Illness Among Counseling, Social Work, and Psychology Students and Helping Professionals

Douglas R. Tillman, David D. Hof, Aiste Pranckeviciene, Auksė Endriulaitienė, Rasa Markšaitytė, Kristina Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė

Seeing “RED” to Serve Students: An Example of Advocacy for Counseling Services for Refugee and Immigrant Adolescents

Lisa Hoffman, Shifa Podikunju-Hussain, Melissa Fry

Remembrance and Gratitude to Tod “Thea” Theodore Sloan

Rebecca L. Toporek

The latter article is a tribute to the Co-Founding Editor of this Journal, Tod Sloan, whose recent sudden death shocked and saddened all that knew and admired him. Tod’s vision and inspiration to promote social justice advocacy, activism, and scholarship helped shaped this Journal and will continue to be embraced in this publication in the years to come.

If you would like to submit a manuscript for possible publication in this open access, free Journal, please visit

peace, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D. & Pamela Valera, Ph.D.

Co-Editors, Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology


CSJ Newsletter Seeking Articles on Art Therapy and Social Justice!

Attention all CSJ members and counseling professionals: The editors of the CSJ newsletter are seeking articles, interviews, and suggestions for an upcoming special topic issue highlighting the use of art therapy in social justice counseling! Please submit work or questions to We’d also love to see feedback on our social media sites about topics you’d like to see featured in future articles!


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CSJ Town Hall Live Stream! #CSJinAtlanta

Hello Counselors!  #Counseling2018 #CSJinAtlanta

CSJ REALLY wants you to be present at our Town Hall Meeting on Friday. So, for our counselor colleagues who cannot be present with us in Atlanta, we are going to live stream and record this meeting for you.

There is so much social justice work to do, and we want you to be involved with us. The meeting information is below.

CSJ Town Hall Webinar: ACA Conference 2018 on April 27th at 1:00 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT or 11 a.m. PT)

*If you plan to attend the webinar mentioned below, please respond to Laura Pignato via email at

be added to the attendee list. The zoom meeting allows for 50 attendees. Thank you*Dear Colleagues,

Counselors for Social Justice is excited to announce we will be live streaming and recording the town hall hosted at the ACA conference this year. You do not need a zoom account to access the zoom meeting or need to download any software, just click on the access link at the time of the meeting.

Below you will find the webinar description along with the zoom meeting link to join on 4/27 at 1 p.m. ET (please adjust your time for attendance based on your time zone, 12 p.m. CT or 11 a.m. PT)

Title: ACA Conference 2018: CSJ’s Live Town Hall

Presenters: CSJ Board and Members


The CSJ board and members will meet during the ACA 2018 Conference this year at the Omni Hotel (Room Cottonwood B) to discuss current and future advocacy efforts. Members and the board will share what we are currently doing in the division as well as in our communities. This is a great way to be present and provide your feedback on what is needed in the field.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

(Use this link if on computer)
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,485184875# or +16699006833,,485184875#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968
Meeting ID: 485 184 875
International numbers available: