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Professional Advocacy Agent Interviews
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Professional Advocacy Agent Interviews

The interviews below recognize CSI members who are serving as "Professional Advocacy Agents" by contributing to recent national, state, or local advocacy projects that support professional counselors and their clients.


Dr. Michael Brubaker

Interviewed by Zanovia P. Tucker
Dr. Brubaker has been advocating from the start of his career; however, he was not always aware that he was advocating. When he became conscious about the ways that client and professional advocacy are intertwined with one another, he realized that being a quality professional counselor is advocacy in itself. He wanted to provide exceptional clinical care for clients while also advocating for the counseling profession and those who serve within it... Read more.

Dr. John Laux

Interviewed by Zanovia P. Tucker
Dr. Laux had been advocating for quite some time before he realized that he was engaging in professional advocacy work. At first, he incorrectly believed that advocating meant going to the state court house rallying for change. He put that incorrect notion aside once he realized that there were many ways to advocate for the counseling profession. Dr. Laux realized that working with students and teaching them about the counseling profession was also advocacy work... Read more.

Dr. Angela McDonald

Interviewed by Jonathan Ricks
It was an honor to be granted an interview with Dr. Angela McDonald, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina. This article documents her experiences and motivation in advocating for the counseling profession as a licensed counselor, counselor educator, and President-elect of the American Association for the State Counseling Boards... Read more.

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