VISTAS Counseling Children and Adolescents

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Planning Psycho-Educational Groups for Schools

Jerry A. Mobley and S. Diane Fort


The purpose of this discussion is to support the creation of a viable psycho-educational group planning format that maximizes ethical considerations, applies group development, and exemplifies leader best practice. This structure is proposed for a fixed number of sessions on a particular topic and could be applied to almost any topic or age group. While it could similarly be applied to open groups with variable populations and even classrooms, the immediate application of this material was for small, closed groups of limited duration.

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