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 Remediation: Practical Considerations for Counselor Educators and Supervisors

Kathryn L. Henderson and Roxane L. Dufrene


When implementing student remediation in counseling graduate programs, resources available to counselor educators and supervisors include scholarly work in the professional literature, the American Counseling Association‟s Code of Ethics (ACA, 2005), and the Accreditation Standards from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP, 2009). The Code and Standards have established the current known parameters surrounding remediation, providing a broad, overarching umbrella for implementation. This inherent broadness is part of the challenge; a general dilemma that arises is the specific mechanics of how to go about remediating students. The necessity and charge to remediate is clear, but that charge may be the only aspect of remediation that is clear. This conundrum represents the main ethical and legal problem when undertaking student remediation: what exactly to do?

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