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?