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ERIC Number: EJ851829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Promoting Systemic Change through the ACA Advocacy Competencies
Toporek, Rebecca L.; Lewis, Judith A.; Crethar, Hugh C.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n3 p260-268 Sum 2009
In 2003, the American Counseling Association (ACA) adopted the ACA Advocacy Competencies (J. A. Lewis, M. S. Arnold, R. House, & R. L. Toporek, 2002) to provide guidance to counselors and acknowledge advocacy as an ethical aspect of service to clients. This article provides a foundation for this special section by sharing a historical perspective on recent pivotal advocacy movements within the profession. An overview of the development and content of the Advocacy Competencies is provided followed by a case example to assist counselors in understanding and enhancing their application.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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