The Therapist as Advocate

Anti-Oppression Advocacy in Psychological Practice

Alisha Ali, Kristin E. Lees

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Abstract

In this article, we present an approach entitled Anti-Oppression Advocacy (AOA) as a means of addressing poverty in a psychotherapeutic context. AOA is an integrative approach designed to meet two goals that we argue to be closely inter-related: therapeutic change, and economic justice. In AOA, the practitioner is expected to act as an advocate and to encourage clients themselves to engage in some form of social justice action. We provide a case example of using AOA in a shelter for homeless survivors of domestic violence. We also discuss some of the challenges involved in implementing the AOA approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-171
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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Social Justice
Psychology
Domestic Violence
Poverty
Survivors
Economics
Psychological
Advocacy
Oppression
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Advocacy
  • Oppression
  • Poverty
  • Social justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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The Therapist as Advocate : Anti-Oppression Advocacy in Psychological Practice. / Ali, Alisha; Lees, Kristin E.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 69, No. 2, 02.2013, p. 162-171.

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