1st Edition

Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy

ISBN 9780415890724
Published October 5, 2011 by Routledge
428 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This text will be a valuable resource for counseling students and educators to assist in the incorporation of leadership and advocacy training into the counseling curriculum, based on the new standards set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Readers will acquire a broad scope and vision of leadership and advocacy which includes client advocacy, advocacy for the counseling profession, and social justice. It identifies the historical context of leadership and advocacy, provides a framework from which to understand these concepts, and provides concrete examples of leadership and advocacy happening in the field today. Chapters describe the design of an effective counselor education curriculum, supervision of counselors, and leadership and advocacy practice in various counseling settings. Edited by leaders in the field of counselor education and endorsed by Chi Sigma Iota, this text will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and qualities to succeed as leaders and advocates throughout their counseling careers.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Foundations of Leadership in Counseling. Sweeney, Leadership: The Counseling Profession. Lewis, Foundations of Leaderships: Theory, Philosophy, and Research. Myers, Professional Leadership, Leading Well: Characteristics, Principles, and Ethics of an Effective Counseling Leader. Myers, Chang, Dixon, Barrio Minton, Sweeney, On Becoming a Leader: A Journey. Part II: Foundations of Advocacy in Counseling. Sweeney, Myers, Professional Advocacy: Being Allowed to do Good. Chang, Professional Advocacy: A Professional Responsibility. Lee, Social Justice as the Fifth Force in Counseling. Kress, Paylo, Theoretical Foundations of Client Advocacy. Brubaker, Goodman, Client Advocacy: In Action. Part III: Leadership and Advocacy Roles in Counseling. Cashwell, Barrio Minton, Counselor Education: Curriculum, Administration, and Mentoring. Glosoff, Durham, Whittaker, Supervision: Clinical and Administrative. Dixon, Dew, Counseling Practice: Schools, Agencies, and Community. Hays, Wood, Smith, Research: Best Practices, Accountability, and Advancing Knowledge. Part IV: Future Directions for Counseling Leadership and Advocacy. Barrio Minton, Wachter Morris, Leadership Training: Entry Level and Doctoral Curriculum. Hill, Harrawood, Vereen, Doughty Horn, Advocacy Training: Curriculum for Professional and Client Advocacy. Loesch, Future Needs: Accountability. Appendices. Web Resources. Chi Sigma Iota Principles and Practice of Leadership Excellence. Counselors Advocacy Leadership Conferences I & II. ACA Advocacy Competencies. CACREP Standards and Corresponding Chapters. Sample Rubrics.

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Catherine Y. Chang, PhD, LPC, NCC, is an associate professor at Georgia State University and a past president of Chi Sigma Iota

Casey Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC, is an associate professor at the University of North Texas and current president of Chi Sigma Iota

Andrea Dixon, PhD, NCC, is an associate professor at Georgia State University and former secretary of Chi Sigma Iota

Jane E. Myers, PhD, LPC, NCC, is a professor at the University of North Carolina–Greensboro and a past president of Chi Sigma Iota

Thomas J. Sweeney, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Ohio University and founding president and executive director of Chi Sigma Iota


"This is the most engaging book on leadership, professional advocacy, and client advocacy ever written. It celebrates the gifts that all counselors possess to become outstanding client advocates, professional advocates, and agents of social justice and equity." - Bradley T. Erford, PhD, Professor, Loyola University Maryland

"Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy is timely, much needed text which effectively addresses the need to educate counselors and future counselors in the areas of leadership, advocacy, and professional identity. I wholeheartedly recommend this well written publication." - Carman Gill, PhD, Program Chair, Counselor Education Program, Argosy University

"This will quickly become the textbook of choice for leadership and advocacy courses. Counselor educators and students alike will engage in self-reflection and develop an action oriented approach to leadership and advocacy for clients and the counseling profession." - LoriAnn S. Stretch, PhD, CSI Co-Lead Faculty Chapter Advisor, Capella University