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Advocacy Heroes and Heroines Interviews
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Advocacy Heroes and Heroines Interviews

Please view the interviews below to learn more about some of our Advocacy Heroes and Heroines. CSI is committed to advocacy for professional counselors and their clients.

Interviews

Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat

Interviewed by Amy Moore
Dr. Christine Bhat is the Chapter Faculty Advisor for the Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Ohio University and was recently elected to be CSI's Treasurer in 2015. Dr. Bhat is originally from India and worked for a number of years in Australia, where she practiced as a Psychologist. She made the decision to transition into a counseling program from a psychology background due to her strong desire to focus more on wellness and the whole person... Read more.

Dr. Carol Bobby

Interviewed by Hayley Stulmaker
It was an honor to interview Dr. Carol Bobby, the President and CEO of CACREP. This article documents her efforts in advocating for the counseling profession along with advice for professional counseling advocates. Dr. Bobby became an advocate for the counseling profession in the early 1980s when she was a student at the University of Florida. In her master's degree program, she got to witness the creation of CACREP... Read more.

Dr. Loretta Bradley

Interviewed by Melanie Kautzman-East
Dr. Loretta Bradley is a professor of Counselor Education and is Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program at Texas Tech University. If you were to Google her name you would find that she has been the recipient of multiple awards and is well known for her contributions to the counseling profession through teaching, scholarship, and service... Read more.

Dr. Stephanie Burns

Interviewed by Melanie Kautzman-East
Dr. Burns’ passion for professional advocacy began early in her Master's program after realizing that advocating for the professional rights of counselors would allow for more services for clients. "If your field is not respected, how will you have any authority to make a meaningful difference or change for clients?" Dr. Burns believes all professional advocacy actions benefit clients... Read more.

Dr. Craig Cashwell

Interviewed by Melanie Kautzman-East
Interviewing Dr. Craig Cashwell was truly my pleasure. Dr. Cashwell has been a long time member and supporter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International and is the currently the President- elect for the 2014-2015 year. This article documents Dr. Cashwell’s journey in becoming an advocate for the counseling profession along with providing some insights he learned along the way... Read more.

Dr. Vicentita Cervera

Interviewed by Hayley Stulmaker
It was an honor to hear about advocacy from Dr. Vicentita Cervera; President of MAVEC Specialists Foundation, Inc. (accredited service provider) and Professorial Lecturer at Assumption College. This article documents her inspiration and satisfactions in advocating for the counseling profession along with advice for experienced and new professional counseling advocates... Read more.

Dr. Catharina Chang

Interviewed by Dalena Dillman Taylor
I felt honored to conduct this interview with such an amazing advocate, Catharina Chang. Dr. Chang is well known throughout the counseling community for her vision of advocacy, both of the profession and of clients. She has served countless hours within Chi Sigma Iota, including President (2009-2010) and was the lead editor for the book Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy.... Read more.

Dr. Thomas Clawson

Interviewed by Gina E. Major & Jessica A. Headley
It was an honor to interview Dr. Thomas Clawson, an esteemed pioneer whose leadership and advocacy efforts have had a powerful impact on the continued advancement of our profession. Dr. Clawson is currently the President and CEO of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC) and its division, NBCC International... Read more.

Dr. Daniel R. Cruikshanks

Interviewed by Amy M. Moore
It was my pleasure to interview Dr. Daniel R. Cruikshanks, a professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Aquinas College. This article outlines Dr. Cruikshanks’ experiences advocating for the counseling profession and invaluable advice to help students and new professional advocates in the field... Read more.

Dr. Andrea Dixon

Interviewed by Nikki Freeburg
It is my honor to report on an interview conducted with Dr. Andrea Dixon; a prominent professional counseling advocate. This article highlights how she became engaged in advocating for the profession, hurdles faced, and suggestions for engagement in the effort to promote the profession and achieve personal satisfaction... Read more.

Dr. Sam Gladding

Interviewed by Katie Gamby
It was an absolute honor to be granted an interview with Dr. Sam Gladding; a local and national professional counseling advocate. This article documents Dr. Gladding’s experience with advocacy that can help foster and bolster your own counseling advocacy efforts as an experienced or new professional counselor... Read more.

Dr. Donna Henderson

Interviewed by Sandi Logan
It was with great admiration that I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Donna Henderson, who is a counselor educator at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. In addition to being active in professional associations at the state, regional, and national levels, she has served as President of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), as well as the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)... Read more.

Dr. Richard Henriksen, Jr.

Interviewed by Caroline O'Hara
It was a pleasure to interview Dr. Richard Henriksen, Jr., a steadfast professional counseling advocate and Life Member of Chi Sigma Iota International (CSI). This article documents Dr. Henriksen’s insights about his journey toward professional advocacy, his rationale for professional advocacy, and his advice for professional counseling advocates of all experience levels... Read more.

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Interviewed by Sandi Logan
Excitement and honor are two of the words that first came to my mind when I was informed that I would be interviewing Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, who is known for her scholarly interests in multicultural competence, social justice, school counseling, and college and career readiness... Read more.

Dr. Joe Jordan

Profiled by Jane Myers
Dr. Jordan currently serves as Clinical Director of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program. This program was established to identify and assist physicians and physicians assistants whose health and effectiveness has been significantly impaired by alcohol, chemical dependency, and/or mental illness.... Read more.

Dr. Victoria Kress

Interviewed by Anita A. Neuer Colburn
I was honored to interview Dr. Victoria Kress of Youngstown State University (YSU). Dr. Kress served as a member of the Ohio licensure board from 2005-2011, as the 2012-2013 President of CSI International, and as the 2014-2015 President of the Ohio Counseling Association. At the time of our interview, she had just been honored at the 2015 ACES conference as the recipient of the Robert O. Stripling Award for Excellence in Standards... Read more.

Dr. Courtland Lee

Interviewed by Stephanie Burns
It was an honor to be granted an interview with Dr. Courtland C. Lee who is both a leader in multicultural counseling and a champion for the professional identity of counselors and the counseling profession. This article documents his inspiration and satisfactions in advocating for the counseling profession along with advice for experienced and new professional... Read more.

Dr. Casey Barrio Minton

Interviewed by Alessandra Rhinehart
It was an honor to be granted the opportunity to interview Dr. Casey Barrio Minton; a remarkable professional counseling advocate and co-founder of the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy. Dr. Barrio Minton became interested and passionately engaged in advocating for the counseling profession during her counselor education training... Read more.

Dr. Jeffrey Mostade

Interviewed by Jonathan Ricks
It was an honor to interview Dr. Jeffrey Mostade, an outstanding professional counseling advocate, clinician, and educator. This article documents his personal advocacy journey and his advice for other professional counseling advocates... Read more.

Dr. Jane Myers

Interviewed by Dalena Dillman Taylor
I felt privileged to interview Dr. Jane Myers; a true servant leader for both professional and client advocacy. Even though Dr. Myers is well known for her advocacy and professional work, she remained modest throughout the interview and informed me that she accomplished things because she was "getting a job done that needed to be done.” During our interview, Dr. Myers gave me an inside look into her inspiration and satisfactions in advocating for the counseling profession as well as practical advice for experienced and new professional counseling advocates... Read more.

Dr. Spencer G. Niles

Interviewed by Jessica A. Headley
It was a pleasure to interview Dr. Spencer G. Niles, an advocacy hero whose leadership and advocacy efforts have made a profound impact on the status and advancement of our profession. In addition to being well-known for his teaching, scholarship, and service, particularly within the area of career development, Dr. Niles has served as a mentor to students and counseling professionals in a variety of settings... Read more.

Dr. Martin Ritchie

Interviewed by Jessica A. Headley
It was an honor to interview with Dr. Martin Ritchie—an advocacy hero who has used his passion for counseling to promote, unify, and advance our profession. Dr. Ritchie took his first steps as a counselor advocate in the 1970s. During this time, counselors did not have licensure in any of the 50 states, there was no accrediting body guiding clinical training, and a code of ethics for the counseling profession had yet to be developed. While enrolled in a school counseling master’s program in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. Richie found himself at the forefront of a political movement trying to resolve one of these professional issues: licensure for professional counselors... Read more.

Dr. Lily Rosqueta-Rosales

Interviewed by Stephanie Burns
It was an honor to be able to write about the achievements of a driving force in counselor professional identity in the Republic of the Philippines. Dr. Lily Rosqueta-Rosales has served the counseling profession in numerous capacities as President of the Philippine Guidance and Personnel Association, the Philippines Chapter of the American Association for Counseling and Development, as well as the first overseas President of the Iota Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. This article documents her inspiration and satisfactions in advocating for the counseling profession in the Philippines along with advice for experienced and new professional counseling advocates all over the world... Read more.

Dr. Tom Sweeney

Interviewed by Stephanie Burns
It was an honor to be granted an interview with Dr. Tom Sweeney; a legendary professional counseling advocate and founder of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International. This article documents his inspiration and satisfactions in advocating for the counseling profession along with advice for experienced and new professional counseling advocates.... Read more.

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