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UH Manoa College of Education professor to lead Counselors for Social Justice

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jennifer Parks, (808) 956-0416
College of Education
Posted: May 22, 2009

Judy Daniels, a professor in the UH Manoa Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, has been elected president of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

CSJ is one of 19 divisions within the ACA, which has a membership of 41,000 counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors nationally.

"As one of the original founding members of this ACA division, I am particularly proud to be elected by the membership to serve as president," said Daniels.

While the ACA is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession, CSJ's mission is to promote social justice in our society through confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect professional counselors and their clients. The CSJ also strives to assist in the positive change in society through the professional development of counselors.

"Dr. Daniels has an impressive record of accomplishments both within her field of professional counseling and in her volunteer service to ACA," said ACA President Colleen Logan. "She will be an outstanding leader for CSJ."

A professor of counselor education since 1990, Daniels is a former president of both the Hawaii branch for the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision and the Hawaii branch for the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development, and has served on the board of the Hawaii Counseling Association (1993—1995).

Daniels will serve as president-elect of CSJ for 2009—2010 and as president for 2010—2011.