Social Justice in Application: Counselor Training in a Legal Context


  • Krista M. Malott Villanova University
  • Tacia Knoper Villanova University



Social justice training, Multicultural counseling, Interdisciplinary training, Legal advocacy


A paradigm shift in counseling toward a social justice framework indicates the need for corresponding change in counselor education practices. In this article, the authors present a unique, interdisciplinary training program at one university, whereby counseling students aid clientele through social justice counseling in collaboration with students from the Law School and Modern Language Department. Program development and challenges unique to this collaborative venture are described. Three cases will illustrate the counselors’ role in the context of legal practice.


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Malott, K. M., & Knoper, T. (2012). Social Justice in Application: Counselor Training in a Legal Context. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 4(2), 23–40.

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