Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



Social Class, Curriculum, Counselor Education, Multicultural

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education, Higher Education Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling


Although professional counselors are called to develop Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC; Ratts et al., 2016), and social and cultural diversity are highly researched (e.g., Barrio Minton et al., 2014), social class as a multicultural construct has received less attention and is often reduced to being defined as socioeconomic status (SES). Therefore, this article provides a brief historical context of social class, explores the current state of social class research in counseling and counselor education, and suggests methods for increasing inclusion of social class in counselor educators’ multicultural pedagogy.



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