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Developing School Counselor Advocacy Competencies Within a Leadership Role in Education Reform
Robert D. Colbert, Rachelle Perusse, Tamisha Bouknight, and Dawn Ballard
In this article we present results from a pilot research study of school counseling students playing a leadership role in school reform. This is followed by a discussion of how knowledge and skills used by counseling students in our study relate to school counselor advocacy competencies (Trusty & Brown, 2005).