VISTAS Counseling Families and Adults

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.

Clergy Families The Helpless Forgottens’ Cry for Help

Michelle E. Aulthouse


Several studies have been completed on clergy families. Results of these studies suggest that clergy families experience many stressors, such as lack of a social support network, lack of self-worth, intrusiveness, time demands, and mobility. However, there is little evidence that anything has been done to help address this problem. This article proposes the use of an original Triangular Reality Therapy counseling model to meet the needs for counseling services in clergy families.

PDF, 293.10 KB

Join/Renew NOW!