VISTAS Group Counseling

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.



What Comes Next? Using the Circumplex Model to Assess and Select

Jeri L. Crowell and Jerry A. Mobley

2012

Knowing what a group needs and choosing an activity to meet that need is a challenge for any group leader in any setting, and teaching the group leader to recognize these issues in order to intervene decisively is even more complex. This article introduces and discusses a strategy for utilizing a proven family systems technology for identifying what groups are experiencing and what alternatives would best help them to progress toward higher functioning and applies the process to four diverse group situations.

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