Social Justice Beyond the Counseling Office

In this episode, we examine the experiences of Dr. Christopher Townsend. Dr. Townsend takes us on a journey through advocacy and the courage to speak out against cultural injustice. Dr. Townsend has coauthored Senate bills to repair laws that impact vulnerable clients. He shares his journey towards the state capitol and how he arrived at his own identity as a Social Justice Counselor and Educator.

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Dr. Christopher Townsend holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. He is a licensed professional counselor and approved supervisor in the state of Texas. Dr. Townsend dedicates his life and practice to aiding the vulnerable through social justice and advocacy. His advocacy efforts involve civic engagement, writing policy, and challenging/ deconstructing laws that impact marginalized individuals. Moreover, Dr. Townsend believes in the 4th and 5th wave of counseling: Multiculturalism and the need for more culturally competent counselors in the field.


Speedlin Gonzalez, S. (Producer). (2024, March 8). Social Justice Beyond the Counseling Office  [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from


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