advocacy, counseling students, legislative advocacy, political advocacy, phenomenological analysis
Counseling students need to develop competency in advocacy. In this article, the researchers explore students’ legislative advocacy experiences at a state capitol by analyzing transcripts from 8 interviews and 17 written reflections, using a phenomenological approach. The researchers discuss five themes, including (a) learning process, (b) being an advocate, (c) influence, (d) empowerment and future advocacy, and (e) improvements; and present implications for counselor preparation.
Swank, J. M., Houseknecht, A., & Williams, K. M. (2019). Advocating at the State Capitol: Experiences of Master’s Level Counseling Students. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(4). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol12/iss4/15