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Doing Psychology Critically


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Preface.- PART 1: FOUNDATIONS Power, Well-being, oppression and liberation; Theory, Research and Action.- PART 2: TRAINING The Making of a Subversive Teacher; The Making of a Participatory Action Researcher; The Making of a Critical Practitioner/Activist.- PART 3: APPLICATIONS Clinical and Counselling Settings: Making a Difference with Disadvantaged Clients; Educational Settings: Learning a New School of Thought; Health Settings: Fighting Inequality to Enhance Well-being; Community Settings: Creating Capacity and Mobilizing for Change; Work Settings: Working Critically Within the Status Quo.- PART 4: CHANGE Psychologists as Agents of Change: Getting Ready to Make a Difference; Psychologists and the Process of Change: Making a Difference in Diverse Settings; Psychologists and the Object of Social Change: Transforming Social Policy; References.

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Isaac Prilleltensky is the author of "The Morals and Politics of Psychology" and co-editor of "Critical Psychology: An Introduction" (with Dennis Fox) and "Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment" (with Geoffrey Nelson and Leslea Peirson). Geoffrey Nelson is the author of "Shifting the Paradigm in Community Mental Health" (with John Lord and Joana Ochocka) and co-editor of "Promoting Family Wellness: Fundamentals for Thinking and Action" (with Isaac Prilleltensky and Leslea Peirson).

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ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wellness Promotion Unit at Victoria University in Melbourne. He is the author of The Morals and Politics of Psychology and co-editor of Critical Psychology: An Introduction (with Dennis Fox) and Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment (with Geoffrey Nelson and Leslea Peirson).

GEOFFREY NELSON is Professor of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He has served as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and is the author of Shifting the Paradigm in Community Mental Health (with John Lord and Joanna Ochocka) and co-editor of Promoting Family Wellness: Fundamentals for Thinking and Action (with Isaac Prilleltensky and Leslea Peirson).

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