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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.

Positive Psychology in Counselor Education: An Exploration of Leading Counselor Educators’ Opinions.

Pit Kolodinsky, David Dubner, Kendra Surmitis, Bennett Edgerly, Steven Nickolaisen, Garrison Garcia, Matt Englar-Carlson, and Rielly Boyd


This article describes results of interviews conducted with nine prominent leaders
in counselor education regarding their opinions about positive psychology
research. Counselor education leaders provided in-depth responses to a series of
questions about positive psychology and its potential relevance in the training of
master’s level counselors. The responses indicate that positive psychology is
considered a significant new trend worthy of careful attention by counselor
educators. Long-term pedagogical and philosophical implications for counselor
education are discussed, as well as recommendations for further research.

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