ERIC Number: EJ851832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Counselor Advocacy: Affecting Systemic Change in the Public Arena
Lee, Courtland C.; Rodgers, Roe A.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n3 p284-287 Sum 2009
This article provides direction for developing advocacy competency in the public arena. Direction for increasing public awareness, affecting public policy, and influencing legislation is presented. A process of creating change entailing establishing a sense of social/political urgency regarding an issue, organizing and educating a group of people to initiate social/political change, developing a vision and strategy for such change, communicating the vision for that change, empowering broad-based action, and generating actual change is detailed.
Descriptors: Public Policy, Change Strategies, Social Action, Social Change, Systems Approach, Counseling, Counselor Role, Activism, Guidelines, Advocacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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