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.
Chapter 3: Advocacy and Social Justice
Advocacy and Social Justice
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 ...