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Leadership and Advocacy

Theories and Skills of Leadership

A. Leadership and leadership development in professional organizations

B. Leadership in counselor education programs

C. Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes

D. Leadership, management, and administration in counseling organizations and other institutions

E. Leadership roles and strategies for responding to crises and disasters

F. Strategies of leadership in consultation

G. Current topical and political issues in counseling and how those  issues affect the daily work of counselors and the counseling profession

H. Role of counselors and counselor educators advocating on behalf of the profession and professional identity

I. Models and competencies for advocating for clients at the individual, system, and policy levels

J. Strategies of leadership in relation to current multicultural and social justice issues

K. Ethical and culturally relevant leadership and advocacy practices

Articles

Artifact 1: 860 Personal Philosophy Paper

  • This document demonstrates competencies utilizing leadership and advocacy in the field of counseling and counselor education. This paper discusses my eclectic approach to leadership using principles from transformational leadership, leader-member exchange (LMX) theory, mentorship, and servant leadership.

  • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the leadership and advocacy standard: (a), (c), (j), and (l).

  • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 860 where I earned a letter grade of A

 

  • Artifact 2: 860 Leadership Interview

    • This document demonstrates competencies in understanding the importance of advocacy in the field by interviewing Dr. Gary Green. This paper reflects on the topics of leadership and advocacy in the field of counselor education as it relates to supervision, presentations, organizational involvement, and research.

    • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the leadership and advocacy standard: (a), (c), (e), (f), (g), and (l).

    • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 860 where I earned a letter grade of A.

 

  • Artifact 4: 860 Social Justice Plan

    • This document demonstrates competencies in my ability to identify, discuss and plan for advocating for social justice. I believe that increasing awareness of commitment, privilege, oppression, and personal foundation for social justice, counselors/counselor educators are better able to address the needs of underserved populations in a more effective manner.

    • A mastery level of knowledge is demonstrated in the following CACREP competencies under the leadership and advocacy standard: (h), (i), (k) and (l).

    • This document was originally created for the doctoral class COUC 860 where I earned a letter grade of A.

Reflection on Leadership

 

As I reflect on my doctoral journey, I have seen how I have emerged as a counselor, leader, and advocate for social justice. Before my coursework, I had no idea of the role of leadership in advocacy and social justice. However, my doctoral experience has taught me how even Jesus, our leader, demonstrated advocacy and social justice leadership. A practical example is when people were bringing children to Jesus; the disciples cried to stop them. However, Jesus rebuked the disciples and became a voice to those who did not have a voice. He became example to us, so my goal is to become the the hand, eyes, and feet of Jesus for humanity.

 

Throughout the program, I have learned that leadership is not just filling a position or getting letters behind my name; instead, leadership is being like Jesus, serving the people, and becoming a leader who serves. Leadership means people who serve like Jesus. The program has helped me develop my competencies in my confidence and ability to identify needs, help people, and advocate for people. An area of growth that I recognize and will develop is how to professionally and ethically advocate for my clients. So, I will continue to work with CSI to develop this leadership to impact people and help my clients. Jesus is my perfect example. He said he didn't come to be served. But as God, He came to serve.

 

"Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister,
and to give His life as a ransom for many." Mathew 20:28.

 

Jesus demonstrated leadership and servanthood in everything He did. So I desire to be like Him, serving as a leader.

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