Title

Teaching writing skills to students for clinical competence and professional advocacy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2015

Originally Published In

Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy

Volume Number

2

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

80-91

Abstract

Counselors’ writing skills influence their ability to advocate for clients, for the profession, and for themselves. We recommend counselor educators help counselor trainees develop this important skill using a multilayered approach including (a) using a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) approach to teach the core CACREP areas, (b) recognizing and promoting writing as a clinical competency, (c) connecting writing skills with client advocacy efforts, and (d) emphasizing the development of writing skills in continuing education.