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.

Training Counselors to be Consumers of Supervision

Diane L. Parfitt, Devika Dibya Choudhuri, and Irene Mass Ametrano


Most states require that professional counselors work under supervision before they receive a full license to practice, yet our data indicate that supervisees often don’t receive training in how to select an effective supervisor. For those who do receive training, topics of importance are often omitted. We present these data, along with training module topics for educating counselors about the process of selecting a supervisor.

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