Chapter 2. Basics of Awareness

Privilege and Social Responsibility

  1. Sharon K. Anderson Ph.D. professor licensed psychologist1 and
  2. Mitchell M. Handelsman Ph.D. APA Congressional Science Fellow president licensed psychologist Professor2

Published Online: 28 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324303.ch2

Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors: A Proactive Approach

Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors: A Proactive Approach

How to Cite

Anderson, S. K. and Handelsman, M. M. (2009) Basics of Awareness, in Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors: A Proactive Approach, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324303.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Colorado State University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Colorado Denver, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 3 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177672

Online ISBN: 9781444324303

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Keywords:

  • basics of awareness - privilege and social responsibility;
  • bringing people together - issues of privilege and oppression, being important;
  • food for thought, Hello! I'm Right Here - what makes one “invisible” to everyone around them;
  • process of ethical acculturation and level of awareness - social awareness;
  • personal points of privilege and discrimination - issues of social responsibility;
  • experiencing “mental whiplash, alternating between disadvantaged and privileged group memberships”;
  • remaining oblivious - state of unawareness, outcomes of learning;
  • Your Own Invisible Knapsack of Privilege;
  • Don't judge a book by its cover - social responsibility, more to do with ethical obligations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Food for Thought: Hello! I'm Right Here – Why Can't You See Me?

  • Privilege

  • Food for Thought: Your Own Invisible Knapsack of Privilege

  • Discrimination

  • Journal Entry: Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

  • Social Responsibility

  • Journal Entry: Social Responsibility and Motivations