<p>Little empirical research has examined how to effectively prepare counseling students as social justice advocates. In a quasi-experimental design, a service-learning intervention was used in community counseling internship to promote students’ social justice advocacy competency as well as cognitive development, including moral and intellectual development. Findings demonstrated a significant increase in social justice advocacy competency in both the experimental and control groups at the end of one quarter of community counseling internship. In addition, the experimental group had significantly higher scores on the Public Information advocacy domain sub-scale of the Advocacy Competency Self-Assessment Survey. Teaching strategies such as service-learning may prepare counselor trainees for community engagement when they are in practice.</p>
Kristi A. Lee, College of Education, Seattle University, at Seattle, Washington. Charles R. McAdams, III, School of Education, The College of William and Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Kristi A. Lee, Seattle University, College of Education, 901 Twelfth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).