Legislative professional advocacy is a vital component of professional counseling identity and essential for attaining the 20/20 vision.This session will include highlights of literature regarding professional advocacy and the results of a grounded-theory study that investigated social–political professional advocacy among leaders in state and national organizations. The session will include ample discussion of findings and exploration of implications for counselor preparation.
Participants will understand similarities and differences between social justice and professional advocacy.
Participants will be able to articulate major themes and processes counseling leaders encountered when engaging in legislativel professional advocacy.
Participants will identify at least two implications for their practice as counselor educators, counselors, and/or supervisors.
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling,
Wake Forest University