Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter readers will be able to

  • describe criteria that can be employed to assess a counselor’s role and function as contrasted to that presented within the profession as ideal,
  • explain the relationship between an organization’s mission and the role and function of the counselor working there,
  • describe what is meant by formal and informal systems, and
  • describe strategies for increasing one’s expert and informational social power as a method for redefining role and function.