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.

Student Development and Remediation Processes for Counselors in Training in a Virtual Environment

Abby E. Dougherty, Laura S. Haddock, and J. Kelly Coker


Counselor educators are charged with training competent, ethical professionals with a strong counselor identity. Online counselor education programs are presented with unique challenges and considerations when attempting to promote student development. Explorations of these challenges, as well as a gatekeeping model to address remediation and procedural fairness, are addressed. Case examples are inclusive of multiple participant roles including counselor educator, supervisor, and student.

Keywords: student development, online supervision, remediation, counselor, counselor education

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