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.
A Process for Group Leadership Outcome Measurement
Jerry A. Mobley and Jeri L. Crowell
Nothing in training counselors is as significant or difficult as defining and measuring the skills that are being imparted to the next generation of counselors, and the complexity of group work increases this challenge. CACREP and ASGW inform the process, and this article attempts to move from concepts to course activities, actual rubrics, and 5 years of experience using these rubrics. The focus in this study has been on the group skills associated with beginning a group, ending a group, and managing what happens between those events.