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2nd Edition

Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy

ISBN 9780367494568
Published November 18, 2021 by Routledge
384 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy provides readers with the knowledge, skills, and qualities to succeed as leaders and advocates throughout their careers.

Edited by leaders in counselor education and endorsed by Chi Sigma Iota, this text places leadership and advocacy in a historical context while strengthening the foundational knowledge and skills counselors need. The new edition integrates the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCCs) and applies them to a variety of counseling settings at both local and state levels. Chapters also address leadership and design of effective counselor education programs, curricular implications, supervision and consultation, and research directions.

The new edition is designed for counselor educators and supervisors and doctoral-level counselor education students who are studying leadership and advocacy as one of five core areas within the 2016 CACREP standards and for master’s level students and practitioners who are growing their leadership and advocacy skills.

Table of Contents


About the Editors

About the Contributors


Catherine Y. Chang and Casey Barrio Minton

SECTION I: Foundations of Leadership in Counseling

Chapter 1: Leadership for the Counseling Profession

Thomas J. Sweeney

Chapter 2: Foundations of Leadership: Theory, Philosophy, and Research

Todd Lewis

Chapter 3: Professional Leadership, Leading Well: Characteristics, Principles, and Ethics of

Effective Counseling Leaders

Michael D. Brubaker and Jane E. Myers

Chapter 4: On Becoming a Leader: A Journey

Catherine Y. Chang and Casey Barrio Minton


Chapter 5: Professional Advocacy: Being Allowed to Do Good

Thomas J. Sweeney and Victoria E. Kress

Chapter 6: Professional Advocacy: A Professional Responsibility

Catherine Y. Chang and Ashlei Rabess

Chapter 7: Social Justice as the 5th Force in Counseling

Courtland C. Lee and Irene Gomez

Chapter 8: Theoretical Foundations of Client Advocacy

Vicki White Kress, Matthew J. Paylo, and Christine A. McAllister

Chapter 9: Client Advocacy: In Action

Michael D. Brubaker, Rachael D. Goodman, and Elif Emir-Öksüz


Chapter 10: Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education Programs: Administration, Mentorship, and Culture

Casey Barrio Minton and Craig Cashwell

Chapter 11: Supervision and Consultation: Promoting Advocacy and Leadership

Harriet Glosoff, Jill E. Schwarz, and Renee Shand-Lubbers

Chapter 12: Leadership and Advocacy in Schools and Universities

Dodie Limberg, Sheby K. Gonzales, and Abigail H. Conley

Chapter 13: Leadership and Advocacy in Mental Health Agencies and Community Programs

A. Stephen Lenz, Tahani Dari, and Monica L. Coleman

Chapter 14: Leadership and Advocacy in Professional Organizations

Melissa Luke

Chapter 15: Leadership and Advocacy through Research and Program Evaluation Best practices

Casey A. Barrio Minton


Chapter 16: Leadership Training: Master’s and Doctoral Curricula

Casey A. Barrio Minton and Carrie Wachter Morris

Chapter 17: Advocacy Training: Curriculum for Professional and Client Advocacy

Nicole R. Hill, Laura K. Harrawood, and Linwood G. Vereen

Chapter 18: Leadership and Advocacy: Vision for the Future

Catherine Y. Chang


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Catherine Y. Chang, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS, is a professor at Georgia State University, where she is also director of International Programs for the College of Education and Human Development.

Casey A. Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC, is professor of counselor education and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program coordinator at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


"The editors are to be commended for this book’s breadth, depth, and clarity. They engaged experts to freshly address critically important topics not only to the profession’s relevance in society today but to those whom we seek to serve. They enlighten and challenge readers using proven advocacy strategies for social justice while raising aspirations from merely fixing those in need to servant leadership in promoting wellness and human dignity across the life span. This is not a book to sell at the end of the term. It’s a keeper for beginners and seasoned professionals alike." — Thomas J. Sweeney, PhD, professor emeritus, The Ohio University, founding chair, CACREP, and past president, ACA, ACES, and CSI

"As a leading resource on leadership and advocacy in the counseling profession, this second edition continues to be a textbook that offers insight into historical, current, and future implications for students, practitioners, and counselor educators. With exercises, activities, and discussion questions to use individually and with groups, the authors establish an impetus for leading and advocating for clients and for the profession as a central aspect of a counselor's professional identity." — Donna M. Gibson, PhD, LPC, NCC, professor and chair, Virginia Commonwealth University

"This textbook is engaging, practical, and inspiring. The content provides readers with an in-depth discussion of leadership, professional advocacy, and client advocacy in a way that is relevant to counseling students and practitioners. As a counselor educator, I find this textbook to be an essential tool to address leadership and advocacy in the counseling curriculum." — Peggy L. Ceballos, PhD, associate professor, Department of Counseling and Higher Education, University of North Texas