KEY FEATURES: Required 2016 CACREP standards for CMH Counseling programs are covered. Chapter authors are leading counseling writers, and many are practicing CMH counselors. Chapter topics apply theory to real-world issues of practice, such as paperwork and medications. Case studies and discussion questions afford students opportunities to apply what they read to practical situations. Evidence-based treatments, neuroscience, and other cutting-edge topics reflect the currency of the text.Bolded key concepts help students to focus their reading and learning.

Advocacy and Social Justice

Chapter 3 Advocacy and Social Justice
Catherine Y. Chang Simone Lambert Emily Goodman-Scott

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the ecological view of counseling used by clinical mental health (CMH) counselors
  • Articulate the importance of client advocacy and professional advocacy for CMH counselors
  • Describe the effects of discrimination on the mental health of individuals
  • Outline how CMH counselors can function as advocates for their clients

The Case of Yolanda

Imagine you are a clinical mental health counselor working in a public mental health agency. Your newest client is Yolanda, a single 22-year-old African American mother who has three children (ages 6 years, 2 years, and 11 months). Yolanda lives ...

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