As part of our response to the events in Ferguson and after, the Society of Counseling Psychology hosts this public blog series for 2015. We hope to help people make sense of what we see in the news, act in a more socially just way, and understand how Counseling Psychology can help us respond to racial injustice.

Submit Your Work:

If you are a Counseling Psychologist or a graduate student in Counseling Psychology, consider submitting a blog entry.

The focus of the blog series is “racial injustice” broadly. We hope to include writing about, but not limited to:

  • Ferguson and recent racial injustice against Black Americans
  • How Counseling Psychologists are working with police
  • White and other allies’ responses to these events
  • Critical and constructive commentary on the Black Lives Matter movement #BlackLivesMatter
  • Racial and ethnic injustice against different groups and communities (e.g., Muslim Americans, Indigenous peoples, immigration policy)

Similar to the Public Interest blog from the American Psychological Association, we would like our blog posts to meet the needs of the public.

  • Length should be 300-500 words
  • Include a great title
  • Include a call to action or questions for the reader to consider at the end
  • Use a more informal tone and break down information for the public to understand
  • Consider using a mix of personal experience and research (link to or list citations)

Please submit your proposed blog entry to Bryana French and Katharine Hahn Oh at khahn@oberlin.edu with “After Ferguson” in the title of your email. All submissions will be reviewed, and we reserve the right to decline or edit submissions (you will be consulted before we post). If you have an idea for a blog entry and would like our input, please feel free to write to us.

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