Advocacy for Counseling and Counselors: A Professional Imperative

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Although advocacy both for clients and for the profession is essential for the future of counseling and counselors, advocacy for the profession has received little systematic attention. A national plan for advocacy is needed, the effectiveness of which depends on achieving consensus concerning professional identity, promoting a positive public image, establishing effective intraprofessional and interprofessional collaboration, and obtaining the participation of each counselor in advocacy activities. Specific professional advocacy skills and techniques are described.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Counseling & Development, 80(4), 394-402.
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
Advocacy, Counselors, Professional ethics, National advocacy