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The transformative opportunities inherent in multicultural and social justice competence are explored both conceptually and empirically in nine articles in the July special issue of the Journal of Counseling & Development on integrating the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies into practice, research and advocacy. In the featured article, “Carrying the Burden: Counselors of Color’s Experiences of Microaggres­sions in Counseling,” authors Susan Branco and Hannah Bayne report on the real-life ways that privileged identity and status are experienced in the counseling relationship. Their article stimulates an important discussion around navigation of microaggressions by both counselors of color and White counselors, and the ways in which counselors can and should work to reduce racial microaggressions.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Volume 98 ■ Number 3 ■ July 2020

Note: The featured article is accessible to all for a limited time. We encourage you to share it with colleagues, on social media and elsewhere to spark continued discussion on an important counseling topic.

Carrying the Burden: Counselors of Color’s Experiences of Microaggressions in Counseling
Susan F. Branco and Hannah B. Bayne

ISSUE CONTENTS:

Special Issue: Integrating the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies Into Practice, Research and Advocacy

Introduction to the Special Issue
Anneliese A. Singh and Sylvia C. Nassar, Guest Editors

The Past Guides the Future: Implementing the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies
Anneliese A. Singh, Sylvia C. Nassar, Patricia Arredondo and Rebecca Toporek

Embodying the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competency Movement: Voices From the Field
Sylvia C. Nassar and Anneliese A. Singh

Using the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies to Decolonize Counseling Practice: The Important Roles of Theory, Power and Action
Anneliese A. Singh, Brandee Appling and Heather Trepal

Best Practices for Counseling Clients Experiencing Poverty: A Grounded Theory
Madeline Clark, Clark Ausloos, Colleen Delaney, Linda Waters, Lena Salpietro and Hannah Tippett

Exploring the Relationship Between Pedagogy and Counselor Trainees’ Multicultural and Social Justice Competence
Thomas Killian and Michael Floren

A Preliminary Longitudinal Study of Multicultural Competence in Counselor Education
Jessica Gonzalez-Voller, A. Elizabeth Crunk, Sejal M. Barden, Shaywanna Harris and Christopher T. Belser

A National Survey of Social Justice Engagement Among Professional Counselors
GoEun Na and Alexander W. Fietzer

Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competency Research: Opportunities for Innovation
Danica G. Hays

Other
Erratum
Guidelines for Authors

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