Social Justice & Group Work Position Paper

Students will write a 4-page position paper on social justice and group work, answering the following questions:

  1.  Defining Social Justice and Group Work
    1. How do you define social justice?
    2. How do you define group work?
    3. What are the connections between social justice and group work?
  2.  Exploring Privilege and Oppression
    1. What are areas of privilege that might shape your experience as a group leader?
    2. What are areas of oppression that might shape your experience as a group leader?
    3. How do you plan to monitor and address these issues?
  3.  Applying Social Justice to Group Work
    1. How do you plan to integrate social justice into counseling groups that you might facilitate in the future? Provide at least 1 example of an opportunity to practice social justice and group work in your future work setting (e.g., school, college, community).

The paper should reference and cite each of the following: 1) Ten Strategies to Intentionally use Group Work to Transform Hate, Facilitate Courageous Conversations, and Enhance Community Building (Guth, et al, 2019); 2) ASGW Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies for Group Workers (Singh, et al., 2012); and 3) ACA/CSJ Advocacy Competencies. The paper should adhere to APA format throughout.

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