Assignment 2: RA 1: Advocacy in Action Presentation
Description of RA 1:
In this assignment, you will develop an
advocacy plan based on the scenario below. Your plan will incorporate
the relevant American Counseling Association (ACA) Advocacy Competencies
and Competency Domains and your approach to facilitating client
You have been hired as a counselor in a
local community agency that offers services to victims and survivors of
intimate partner violence (IPV). Your first client is a 25-year-old
female war veteran who returned from Afghanistan 1 year ago. She
enlisted in the army right after high school and has been married for 7
years. She reports that the physical abuse started in the third year of
her marriage. She describes serving in Afghanistan as a "piece of cake"
compared to what she experiences at home. Since returning from
Afghanistan, and being discharged from the Army, your client
acknowledges that her husband has physically abused her at least once a
month. She wants to leave but states that she has no place to go and
cannot find a job. She expresses disappointment over the treatment she
has received from the government since returning home. She suffers from
depression and insomnia, and it is believed that she may suffer from
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Your client reports that she has
lost twenty pounds in the last 3 months. She describes feeling trapped,
isolated, alone, and scared and is relying on you to help her. You have
been asked to present your case at the treatment team meeting in two
weeks. You have decided to prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
that emphasizes your advocacy and wellness approach to working with the
- Review the ACA Advocacy Competencies and Competency Domains.
Click here to read about ACA Advocacy Competencies and Competency Domains.
- Create a presentation that:
- Introduces your advocacy plan (who, what, and why?).
- Elaborates on the relevant competency domains that you believe are most applicable to your work with the client.
- Describes how you will
use the related counselor advocacy competencies to assist your client
(be specific regarding each relevant counselor competency per domain).
- Identifies issues in your client's life that affect her overall wellness.
- Includes suggestions to help your client improve her physical, cognitive, emotional, and social wellness.
- The presentation should include no more than 10–14 slides.
- The presentation should be
created using a Microsoft PowerPoint template that reflects
professional, graduate-level scholarship.
Your final product will be a 10- to 14-slide
presentation written in APA format, utilizing at least five scholarly
sources. Your presentation should be written in a clear, concise, and
organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate
representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate
spelling, grammar, and punctuation.AU_PC6106_M4A2_ACAadvocacy_competencies.pdf