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Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy (Second Edition coming Fall 2021)

Book Cover: Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and AdvocacyEdited by CSI leaders Catherine Y. Chang, Casey A. Barrio Minton, Andrea L. Dixon, Jane E. Myers, and Thomas J. Sweeney. This book is intended as a resource for counseling students and educators to help incorporate leadership and advocacy training into the counseling curriculum, based on the new standards set forth by CACREP. It identifies the historical context of leadership and advocacy, provides a framework from which to understand these concepts, and provides concrete examples of leadership and advocacy happening in the field today.

The chapter authors first consider the foundations of leadership in counseling, including the history of leadership in counseling and Chi Sigma Iota’s role over the past 25 years; the theoretical, philosophical, and research foundations of leadership; principles and competencies of counseling leadership necessary to leading well; and developing a personal style of leadership. The next section on the foundations of advocacy covers both professional and client advocacy, stressing the importance of both and their purposes, practice, competencies, training, and obstacles. Leadership and advocacy roles in counseling are then discussed, with authors describing the design of an effective counselor education curriculum, supervision of counselors, and leadership and advocacy practice in various counseling settings. Finally, the future directions for counseling leadership and advocacy are considered.

Acknowledgments: This book is dedicated to the to the contributing authors, to those leaders and advocates who have paved the way for the future generation, and to the future generation of counseling professionals who will lead us into the possible future. We would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Caroline O’Hara, who served as managing editor for this project.

Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy (2011, October) is available from Routledge – 429 pages; Hardback: 9780415890724; e-Book: 978020382916. CSI members receive a 20% discount and free shipping.

Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy, has been selected by the ACES Awards Committee to be the recipient of the 2012 Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award.

The Handbook of Counseling

Book Cover: Handbook of CounselingCSI is proud to endorse The Handbook of Counseling, edited by three of its distinguished scholars, Don C. Locke, Jane E. Myers, and Edwin H. Herr, with chapters by leaders and scholars in counseling. Reviewers have noted that it is comprehensive, thorough, and unique in its depth and breadth of coverage and suitable for students, counselor educators, and practitioners alike. Endorsed by CSI; all royalties accrue to CSI fellowships and special projects.

The Handbook of Counseling is available from Sage Publications (ISBN #0-7619-1993-7) or call 1-800-818-7243 . Please check out the Counselor's Bookshelf for a review of the book by Kelly Wester.

Leaders and Legacies: Contributions to the Profession of Counseling

Book Cover: Leaders and LegaciesLeaders and Legacies: Contributions to the Profession of Counseling (2003, February) is a publication of Taylor and Francis/Brunner-Routledge (ISBN #0-415-94458-9). The book is edited by three counseling faculty members at Kent State University (John West, Cynthia Osborn, and Don Bubenzer) and has been endorsed by Chi Sigma Iota. Leaders and Legacies considers leadership involvements in the historical development of the profession of counseling as well as possibilities for the cultivation of leadership. The professional lives of 23 noteworthy individuals who have provided leadership to the profession of counseling (including CSI) are also chronicled, documenting their dreams, work, and accomplishments. John, Cynthia, and Don felt it was a wonderful opportunity to be able to work on this project. All royalties from book sales have been donated to CSI.

Please check out the Counselor's Bookshelf for a review of this book by Drs. Sandy Magnuson and Ken Norum.


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