This study offers insight into areas where future research may want to explore. As the profession continues to advance into the 21st century, and scholars continue to advocate on behalf of social justice being an active component of the counseling and counseling psychology fields, it is necessary to have an understanding of the development of a social justice orientation. It is important to have thorough knowledge of the factors that may have an effect on the development of this important approach. As greater understanding is gathered regarding this developmental process, training programs will be able to address these factors in their programs. As a result, the hope is that emerging counseling and counseling psychology professionals will enter the field, grounded in a social justice orientation, advocating on behalf of efforts that will challenge the status quo and better meet the needs of our increasingly diversifying nation.