VISTAS Invited Articles

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.

The Now and Future Counselor: Insights for Counseling Professionals

Robert C. Chope


In this contribution to the VISTAS project, I’ve been asked to comment on the special insights and skills that a person needs to perform well while pursing a professional counseling path. Further, I have been asked to add some thoughts about the role of counselor educators, supervisors, and mentors that can promote this professional behavior. And finally, I have been asked to make some observations of VISTAS and its role in influencing the development of counselors, counselor educators and supervisors, and counseling mentors. What special background do I bring to this task?

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