Roles and Responsibilities of White Allies: Implications for Research, Teaching, and Practice

Lisa Spanierman, Laura Smith

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Abstract

In this article the authors introduce the Major Contribution addressing the roles and responsibilities of White allies in counseling psychology and related fields. To provide context for the three articles that follow, the authors define White allies, describe potential pitfalls and roadblocks for psychologists involved in racial justice ally efforts, and note scholarly criticisms of White ally work. The authors provide a brief overview of each of the three articles that comprise the Major Contribution, all of which apply concepts associated with White allyship to multicultural psychology research, education, and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-617
Number of pages12
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • antiracism
  • multicultural psychology
  • racial justice
  • social justice advocacy
  • White allies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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