I'll be retiring from my current job on the ferry system in early 2016. It's my intention at that point to return to college, get a second degree in psychology(I already have a B.L.A.)and work towards the idea(possibly also going to graduate school)of becoming a poltically radical, pro-working class version of a "life coach"-using various methods to help working people and those thrown out of work by the system not only cope on a day-to-day basis, but find a way to develop resistance skills and greater consciousness.
This might involve inventing a whole new academic discipline, but I'm not sure.
What I'm looking for here is information on schools of psychology or therapy that are associated with class-conscious politics and with helping working-class people as opposed to the usual middle to upper-middle class types that conventional psychotherapy tends to concern itself with, and as opposed to those therapeutic methods that are mainly about teaching people to accept "normality" and the idea of knowing their place in the machine.
Any thoughts on this that anyone has would be useful.