Exploring Dimensions of Advocacy in Service: A Content Analysis Extending the Framework of Counselor Community Engagement Activities in Chi Sigma Iota Chapters
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Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Counselor Community Engagement (CCE) is a collaborative process whereby counselors and community members identify, plan, and execute strategies that promote wellness and human dignity within the community. Although Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) has an established framework for CCE inspired by Dr. Jane E. Myers (10 Key Considerations), no study has explored the use of this framework in practice. Using directive content analysis methodology, these researchers examined the 2013–2014 CSI Chapter CCE activities (n = 247), confirming the degree to which the 10 Key Considerations reflect CCE activities and refining the framework to support purposeful engagement and advocacy with individuals, groups, and communities. Implications for practice and suggestions for future research are provided.