Integrating Social Justice across the Curriculum: The Catholic Mission and Counselor Education

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Counselor education and the Catholic faith share an important core value: social justice. As a counselor education program within a Jesuit and Sisters of Mercy institution, the construct of social justice is a unifying value that is rooted in academic preparation and practice. To promote a lifestyle of social justice, the counselor education program interweaves the concept throughout the counseling curriculum as well as through extracurricular activities, and the counseling clinic serves as an active expression of social justice. This article illustrates the various methods by which social justice is integrated across the counseling program, providing specifi c examples of pedagogical and practice methods.

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