Counseling and Building Communities of Peace: The Interconnections

  • Kathryn L. Norsworthy
  • Lawrence H. Gerstein


This article introduces Kurt Lewin's (1948) concept of force field analysis as a useful method of diagnosing the current global crisis and in conceptualizing points of intervention, advocacy, and activism in relation to peace work. Perspectives on counseling and building cultures of peace and justice are discussed. An overview of the contributions of this special issue is also provided.

Peace international counseling force field analysis structural violence justice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn L. Norsworthy
    • 1
  • Lawrence H. Gerstein
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Graduate Studies in CounselingRollins CollegeWinter ParkUSA
  2. 2.Ball State UniversityMuncie
  3. 3.USA

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