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.

Counselor Education and Supervision Is Feminism Alive? Exploring the Feminist Identity of Counseling Students

Angela Holman and Marcy Douglass


Developmental feminism is invested in the concepts of inclusion, integration, equity, acceptance and growth. While incorporating cognitive developmental theoretical concepts, the intent of developmental feminism is to promote harmony and cohesion. Due to the social construction of personal identity this perspective allows individuals to examine their own feminist identity, development at their own unique developmental levels. It is the authors’ hope that insights developed through this process will reprise enthusiasm for feminism, anchor the importance of analyzing ones’ own feminist 314 identity, and inspire the inclusion of feminist principles in counselor education.

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