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.
Why VISTAS? One Reviewer and Author’s Response
Gerald A. Juhnke
Academic writing is daunting. I submitted my first manuscript for scholarly review in 1992. Although I had breezed through my writing intensive undergraduate and graduate degrees, and I had completed my dissertation, as a new assistant professor, I knew absolutely nothing about academic writing intricacies or protocol. I spent months toiling over my first manuscript. I sacrificed nearly all my free time to ensure a thoughtful, well-cited, and clinically relevant piece. I knew it would be published. Certainly, the manuscript would rock the scholarly world, establish my reputation as a rising scholar, and catapult me toward my ultimate goal—promotion and tenure. Regretfully, this was not the case.