Advocacy for Marginalized Populations
Present your ethical obligation as a marriage and family therapist to advocate for marginalized populations, and scientifically grounded practice.
How do your professional and ethical codes 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.
How do these risks endanger or negatively impact individuals from this population?
Why do these risks warrant legislative protection?
Explain how therapeutic interventions grounded in best practices promote help-seeking and optimal development among individuals, couples, and families.
What are examples of systemic therapeutic interventions grounded in best practices?
What is the evidence that these interventions promote help-seeking and optimal development among individuals, couples, 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?