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 Doctoral Cohorts: Growth, Reflections, and Success

Sally V. Lewis, David L. Ascher, B. Grant Hayes, and Kara P. Ieva


In doctoral graduate programs, numerous bureaucratic and interpersonal challenges exist for students, faculty, and administrators in meeting academic expectations in a timely manner. As one means of addressing these challenges, some graduate programs have organized students into groups that remain organizationally (and to a greater or lesser extent, cohesively) grouped together from the first semester through graduation. For the last 50 years, “cohort” has been the predominant term used to describe these groupings.

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