Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2014

Originally Published In

Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology

Volume Number

6

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

143-156

Abstract

This first hand reflection as a doctoral counseling student narrates mthe author's social action response after learning of his diagnosis with prostate cancer. The author discusses his experience, reviews facts about prostate cancer, and applies Bandura’s (1977) Social Cognitive Theory, a SWOT analysis, and Eriksen’s (1997) social action stages to mhisactivities. These illustrate how he used his story and unique community resources to create awareness and raise funds through an event at a high school football game. Possibilities for additional advocacy events are also discussed.

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