Tackle Prostate Cancer: A Doctoral Student's Response

  • Luis E. Lacourt Walden University; Lamar University
Keywords: Prostate cancer, Social action, Social cognitive theory, Advocacy stages, Counselor, Survivor advocate


This first hand reflection as a doctoral counseling student narrates my social action response after learning my diagnosis with prostate cancer. I discuss my experience, review facts about prostate cancer, and apply Bandura’s (1977) Social Cognitive Theory, a SWOT analysis, and Eriksen’s (1997) social action stages to my activities. These illustrate how I used my story and unique community resources to create awareness and raise funds through an event at a high school football game. Possibilities for additional advocacy events are also discussed.
How to Cite
Lacourt, L. E. (2014). Tackle Prostate Cancer: A Doctoral Student’s Response. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 6(1), 143-156. https://doi.org/10.33043/JSACP.6.1.143-156