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Recent Professional Advocacy/Identity Articles

Auxier, C. R., Hughes, F. R., & Kline, W. B. (2003). Identity development in counselors-in-training. Counselor Education and Supervision, 43(1), 25-38.

Brott, P. E. (2006). Counselor education accountability: training the effective professional school counselor. Professional School Counseling, 10(2), 179-188. 

Calley, N. G., & Hawley, L. D. (2008). The professional identity of counselor educators. Clinical Supervisor, 27(1), 3-16.

Carlson, L. A., Portman, T., & Bartlett, J. R. (2006). Self-management of career development: Intentionality for counselor educators in training. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education & Development, 45(2), 126-137.

Chibbaro, J. S. (2006). Advocacy and the professional school counselor: Practical suggestions for advocacy efforts. Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, 13, 24-30.

Daniels, L. (2002). The relationship between counselor licensure and aspects of empowerment. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 24(3), 213-23.

Daughhetee, C., Puleo, S., & Thrower, E. (2010). Scaffolding of continuing competency as an essential element of professionalism. Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 36(1), 15-22. 

Dodson, T. (2009). Advocacy and impact: A comparison of administrators’ perceptions of the high school counselor role. Professional School Counseling, 12(6), 480-487.

Eriksen, K., & Kress, V. E. (2006). The DSM and the professional counseling identity: Bridging the gap. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 28(3), 202-217.

Gale, A. U., & Austin, B. D. (2003). Professionalism's challenges to professional counselors' collective identity. Journal of Counseling & Development, 81(1), 3. Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association.

Gazzola, N., Smith, J., Kearney, M., & King-Andrews, H. L. (2010). Professional characteristics of Canadian counsellors: Results of a national survey. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 44(2), 83-99.

Gesinski, B., English, L., & Tyson, L. E. (2010). Students' perception on the effect of participating in a study abroad program on one's multicultural and professional identity. Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 36(1), 34-38.
 
Gibson, D. M., Dollarhide, C. T., & Moss, J. M. (2010). Professional identity development: A grounded theory of transformational tasks of new counselors. Counselor Education & Supervision, 50(1), 21-38.

Hansen, J. T. (2010). Consequences of the postmodernist vision: Diversity as the guiding value for the counseling profession. Journal of Counseling & Development, 88(1), 101-107. Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association.

Hansen, J. T. (2003). Including diagnostic training in counseling curricula: Implications for professional identity development. Counselor Education & Supervision, 43(2), 96-107.

Harris, B. (2009). 'Extra appendage' or integrated service? School counsellors' reflections on their professional identity in an era of education reform. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 9(3), 174-181.

Hawley, L. D., & Calley, N. G. (2009). Professional identity of counseling: A template for action. Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, 36(1), 1-12.
 
Henderson, P., Cook, K., Libby, M., & Zambrano, E. (2006). Today I feel like a professional school counsellor!. Guidance & Counseling, 21(3), 128-142.

Hof, D. D., Dinsmore, J. A., Barber, S., Suhr, R., & Scofield, T. R. (2009). Advocacy: The T.R.A.I.N.E.R. model. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 2(1), 15-28.

Howard, E. E., Inman, A. G., & Altman, A. N. (2006). Critical incidents among novice counselor trainees. Counselor Education & Supervision, 46(2), 88-102.

Jackson, J. (2010). Theoretical counseling orientation: An initial aspect of professional orientation and identity (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest LLC.

Johnson, L. (2000). Promoting professional identity in an era of educational reform. Professional School Counseling, 4(1), 31-40.

Kaplan, D. & Gladding, S. (2011). A Vision for the Future of Counseling: The 20/20 Principles for Unifying and Strengthening the Profession. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88(3), 367-372. Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association.

Kumlan, Y., Sang-Hee, L., & Sang Min, L. (2007). Counselors' collective self-esteem mediates job dissatisfaction and client relationships. Journal of Employment Counseling, 44(4), 163-172.

Lambie, G. W., & Williamson, L. L. (2004). The challenge to change from guidance counseling to professional school counseling: A historical proposition. Professional School Counseling, 8(2), 124-131.

Lange, A. (2009). The relationship between American Counseling Association members' professional affiliations and advocacy attitudes and actions as defined by the Lange Profession Advocacy Scale (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest LLC. You can contact Dr. Amber Lange to discuss her dissertation and/or to receive a copy by e-mailing her at amber.lange@bedfordbehavioral.com

Lewis, R. E. & Borunda, R. (2006). Lived stories: Participatory leadership in school counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84(4), 406-413. Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association.

Luke, M., & Goodrich, K. M. (2010). Chi Sigma Iota chapter leadership and professional identity development in early career counselors. Counselor Education & Supervision, 50(1), 56-78.

Martin, I., Carey, J., & DeCoster, K. (2009). A national study of the current status of state school counseling models. Professional School Counseling, 12(5), 378-386.

McGlothlin, J. M., & Miller, L. (2008). Hiring effective secondary school counselors. NASSP Bulletin, 92(1), 61-72.

Mellin, E. A., Hunt, B., & Nichols, L. M. (2011). Counselor professional identity: Findings and implications for counseling and interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Counseling & Development, 89(2), 140-147. Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association

Myers, J. E., & Sweeney, T. J. (2004). Advocacy for the counseling profession: Results of a national survey. Journal of Counseling and Development, 82(4), 466. Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association<

Myers, J. E., Sweeney, T. J., & White, V. E. (2002). Advocacy for counseling and counselors: A professional imperative. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80(4), 394-402. Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association

Nelson, K. W., & Jackson, S. A. (2003). Professional counselor identity development: A qualitative study of Hispanic student interns. Counselor Education & Supervision, 43(1), 2-15.

Paisley, P. O., Ziomek-Daigle, J., Q. Getch, Y., & F. Bailey, D. (2006). Using state standards to develop professional school counsellor identity as both counsellors and educators. Guidance & Counseling, 21(3), 143-151.

Pistole, M., & Roberts, A. (2002). Mental health counseling: Toward resolving identity confusions. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 24(1), 1-19.

Rutter, M. E. (2006). Group supervision with practicing school counsellors. Guidance & Counseling, 21(3), 160-167.

Suero-Duran, M. (2010). A qualitative study on the self-characterized role of experienced school counselors as leaders in urban schools (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest LLC. 

Weinrach, S. G., Thomas, K. R., & Chan, F. (2001). The professional identity of contributors to the Journal of Counseling & Development: Does it matter?. Journal of Counseling & Development, 79(2), 166-170.  Reproduced with permission from the American Counseling Association

White, M. (2009). The process of becoming an advocate for the counseling profession: A qualitative analysis of counselors' development toward advocacy (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest LLC.

History of State Licensed Counseling 

Bachrach, L. L., & Clark, G. H., Jr. (1996). The first 30 years: A historical overview of community mental health. In J. V. Vaccaro and G. H. Clark, Jr., (Eds.), Practicing psychiatry in the community: A manual (pp. 3-26). Washington D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Beck, E. S. (1999). Mental health counseling: A stakeholder's manifesto. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 21(3), 203-214.

Hershenson, D. B., & Berger, G. P. (2001). The state of community counseling: A survey of directors of CACREP-accredited programs. Journal of Counseling & Development, 79(2), 188-193.

Pistole, M. C., & Roberts, A. (2002). Mental health counseling: Toward resolving identity confusions. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 24(1), 1-19.

Richardson, B. K., & Bradley, L. J. (1986). Community agency counseling: An emerging specialty in counselor preparation programs. Alexandria, VA: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, American Association for Counseling and Development, American Mental Health Counselors Association.

Smith, H. B., & Robinson, G. P. (1995). Mental health counseling: Past, present, and future. Journal of Counseling & Development, 74(2), 158-162.

Stadler, H. A., & Stahl, E. (1979). Trends in community counselor training. Counselor Education and Supervision, 19(1), 42-48.

Sweeney, T. J. (2001). Counseling: Historical origins and philosophical roots. In D. C. Locke, J. E. Myes, & E. H. Herr (Eds.), Handbook of counseling (3-26). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

American Counseling Association Advocacy Resources

American School Counselor Association Advocacy Resources

Chi Sigma Iota - Counseling Honor Society

CSI Advocacy Committee Page - http://www.csi-net.org

CSI Advocacy Heroes and Heroines Forum - http://www.csi-net.org/?page=Interviews_Advocacy

CSI Advocacy Tips - http://www.csi-net.org/?page=Advocacy

National Board for Certified Counselors

NBCC Advocacy Efforts - http://www.nbcc.org/Advocacy

Georgia School Counselors Association

What is Advocacy? - http://gaschoolcounselor.org/?Advocacy

Role of the 21st Century Professional School Counselor - https://app.box.com/s/oy1uqk8mpweu3slc7uh3