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This article describes how to develop or improve social justice, advocacy, and public policy education and training for psychologists and psychology trainees. Although advocacy is one of the core competencies in counseling psychology training, historically, lack of formalized advocacy training served as a barrier to psychologists engaging in advocacy efforts.

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Social justice and advocacy engagement are critical to the field of psychology in terms of supporting individuals, families, and communities and addressing societal problems rooted in marginalization and oppression.

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This page is a summary of: Building a Climate for Advocacy Training in Professional Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, August 2021, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/00110000211027973.
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