Promoting Professional Counselor Advocacy Through Professional Identity Development Efforts in Counselor Education

Mansi Brat, Caroline O'Hara, Carla M. McGhee, Catherine Y. Chang

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Professional advocacy is foundational for the development of a counselor’s professional identity. It was also one of the main foci of Dr. Jane E. Myers’s lifetime of leadership and scholarship. Despite its importance, efforts fall behind where they should be, given the evolution of the counseling profession. The authors propose an integration of a Professional Identity Expression model and CSI Advocacy Themes to promote professional advocacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Professional advocacy
  • professional counselor identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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