In your letter, make sure to address the following: Present your counseling spec

In your letter, make sure to address the following:
Present your counseling specialization (clinical mental health), your ethical obligation to advocate for marginalized populations, and scientifically grounded practice.
From what counseling specialization are you approaching this issue?
How do your profession and ethical code guide you toward advocacy for marginalized populations and scientifically grounded practice?
Explain the risks to the identified population for which you are seeking legislative protection.
What are the risks facing the identified population?
How do these risks endanger or negatively impact individuals from this population?
Why do these risks warrant legislative protection?
Describe how therapeutic interventions grounded in best practices promote help seeking and optimal development among individuals and families.
What are examples of therapeutic interventions grounded in best practices?
What is the evidence that these interventions promote help seeking and optimal development among individuals and families?
How is this relevant to the population and issue you are writing about?
Advocate for specific legislative or policy action on the grounds of its benefits for a specific population.
What is the specific legislative or policy action?
What are its benefits for a specific population?
Why are these benefits worthy of the time and resources to create new legislation or policy?
What are the risks of not taking legislative or policy action?
Communicate an argument regarding an advocacy issue that is persuasive, respectful, and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between counselors and relevant governmental offices.
Apply the principles of effective composition.
Determine the proper application of the rules of grammar and mechanics.
Apply a persuasive technique to your writing.

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