Anti-Oppressive Research in Group Work

Yanhong Liu, Dan Li

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Social justice and anti-oppression have emerged as the current force of practice in counseling and group work, however, anti-oppression has rarely been discussed in group work research. We identified critical issues involved in group work research, in relation to researcher/author statuses, participant characteristics, and methodological orientations. To address these issues, we approached anti-oppressive group work research, following Peters and Luke’s Principles of Anti-oppression. We discussed the application of the principles to anti-oppressive group work research, then broached critiques and implications involved in promoting anti-oppression practice, followed by our call for structural changes to facilitate anti-oppressive research in group work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-145
Number of pages18
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023


  • Anti-oppression
  • anti-oppressive research
  • group work
  • principles
  • social justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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