VISTAS Counselor Education and Supervision

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.

Experiences in Service Learning Among Counselor Education Students

Melissa Alvarado and Priscilla A. Gonzalez


Service learning has been identified as an effective strategy to help prepare student counselors. More specifically, service learning in counselor education can be a viable tool in fostering connections, increasing student’s skills and knowledge, and fostering counseling self-efficacy. This article will present results from a qualitative study exploring the experiences of counseling students participating in a service learning project. Implications for the profession are discussed.

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