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Prior to beginning work on this discussion read Hill (2013) “Partnering with a Purpose: Psychologists as Advocates in Organizations,” Cohen, Lee, & McIlwraith (2012) “The Psychology of Advocacy and the Advocacy of Psychology,” Heinowitz, et al. (2012) “Identifying Perceived Personal Barriers to Public Policy Advocacy within Psychology,” Lewis, Ratts, Paladino, & Toporek (2011) “Social Justice Counseling and Advocacy: Developing New Leadership Roles and Competencies,” and Fox (2008) “Advocacy: The Key to the Survival and Growth of Professional Psychology” articles.For this discussion, you will compare the various professional activities common to clinical and counseling psychologists and assume the role of an advocate for a client in one of the case studies from Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (Gorenstein & Comer, 2015). Select a case study that has not been covered in this course or in the PSY645 course, and identify systemic barriers, sociopolitical factors, and multicultural issues impacting the client at the micro, meso, exo, and/or macro levels. Develop an action plan that outlines how you might advocate for the client at each appropriate level of the ecological model. Identify two potential partnerships that you would establish in order to support your client and those like him or her outside of the therapeutic environment.

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Gorenstein, E., & Comer, R. J. (2015). Case studies in abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.

Articles

Cohen, K. R., Lee, C. M., & McIlwraith, R. (2012). The psychology of advocacy and the advocacy of psychology. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 53(3), 151-158. doi:10.1037/a0027823

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The role of advocacy within health care, academia, and private practice are explored in this article. Twelves steps are outlined in support of successful advocacy in the field of psychology. This resource is applicable to this week’sdiscussion.
Fox, R. E. (2008). Advocacy: The key to the survival and growth of professional psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(6), 633-637. doi:10.1037/0735-7028.39.6.633

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The author of this article explains how to develop large-scale advocacy efforts by using a database, targeted messaging, political contributions, and trainings. This resource is applicable to this week’sdiscussion.
Heinowitz, A. E., Brown, K. R., Langsam, L. C., Arcidiacono, S. J., Baker, P. L., Badaan, N. H., & … Cash, R. E. (2012). Identifying perceived personal barriers to public policy advocacy within psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(4), 372-378. doi:10.1037/a0029161

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The authors of this peer-reviewed article examine the underrepresentation of advocates in the field of psychology through an anonymous online survey that reveals eleven barriers to taking action in public policy, social justice, and professional advocacy. This resource is applicable to the Issues of Advocacy and Social Justice discussion. This resource is applicable to this week’s discussion.
Hill, J. K. (2013). Partnering with a purpose: Psychologists as advocates in organizations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44(4), 187-192. doi:10.1037/a0033120

The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. Strategies for collaborating and partnering with organizations are outlined within this article, including how to hone communication skills and serve as a content expert on key service issues. The absence of advocacy within professional training models is also examined. This resource is applicable to this week’sdiscussion.
Lewis, J. A., Ratts, M. J., Paladino, D. A., & Toporek, R. L. (2011). Social justice counseling and advocacy: Developing new leadership roles and competencies. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 3(1), 5-16. Retrieved from http://jsacp.tumblr.com/

The authors of this article explore the shift from an individual-focused model towards a social justice perspective. Advocacy competencies and strategies for supporting clients at the systems level are outlined. This resource is applicable to this week’sdiscussion.
Recommended Resources

As part of your ongoing studies this week, you are encouraged to interact with one another in the Ashford University Online Psychology Club (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.via LinkedIn. This community of learning will allow youto create supportive networks for like-minded scholarship and to work through difficult course concepts in a mutually respectful environment. Please take a moment to explore the community (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.and see what your colleagues are discussing.

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Jongsma, A. E., Peterson, L. M., & Bruce, T. J. (2014). The complete adult psychotherapy treatment planner (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Cognitive Deficits (pp. 116-128)
Eating Disorders and Obesity (pp.147-160)
Impulse Control Disorder (pp. 209-219)
The full-text version of this e-book can be accessed through the ebrary database in the Ashford University Library and is available to read online. Please be aware that checking this item out of the library may prevent other users from accessing it.
Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2013). Clinical interviewing(5th ed.) [E-book]. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Chapter 10: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (pp. 329-362)
The full-text version of this e-book can be accessed through the ebrary database in the Ashford University Library and is available to read online. Please be aware that checking this item out of the library may prevent other users from accessing it. This e-book illustrates various models of clinical interviewing and includes examples of intake reports, mental status exams, and treatment plans using case studies.

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