Evaluating the Ally Role: Contributions, Limitations, and the Activist Position in Counseling and Psychology

  • Lauren Mizock Clinical Psychology PhD Program, Fielding Graduate University
  • Konjit V Page Clinical Psychology PhD Program, University of San Francisco
Keywords: Ally, Social justice, Social action, Activism, Counseling, Psychology

Abstract

Community action is a core mission of activism in counseling and psychology, and the ally role is often viewed as integral to this work. This article provides a review of the benefits as well as the limitations of the ally role in social action in counseling and psychology. Lastly, the authors advocate for a values-based activism role as an alternative to the ally position in order to enhance effectiveness in achieving social change in counseling and psychology.
Published
2016-05-01
How to Cite
Mizock, L., & Page, K. V. (2016). Evaluating the Ally Role: Contributions, Limitations, and the Activist Position in Counseling and Psychology. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 8(1), 17-33. https://doi.org/10.33043/JSACP.8.1.17-33