VISTAS Client Characteristics and Needs

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.



DSM at The Movies: Bringing Clients into the Classroom via Visual Media

Janice J. Caron

2006


Although films do not permit mutual interaction between counselors-intraining and clients, they do afford beginning counselors the opportunity to experience complex therapeutic situations. Capturing the Friedman, directed by Andrew Jarecki, will be presented as an educational tool for teaching family and couple counseling concepts in the instruction and development of perceptual, conceptual, and executive counseling skills. This teaching modality provides students the opportunity to reflect on inner struggles, dilemmas, and problem resolutions through use of visual media.

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