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.

Reflections on VISTAS on its 10th Anniversary

Samuel T. Gladding


VISTAS was first published in 2004 but it began soliciting manuscripts in 2003. Thus, it is now 10 years old. Over 700 manuscripts have been published in VISTAS during this period on a multitude of topics such as humor, counselor supervision, ethics, theories, abuse, addiction, CACREP, school counseling, mental health counseling, veterans, stress, depression, wellness, social justice, bullying, groups, spirituality, and a host of other topics relevant to the work of 21st century counselors. Literally hundreds of practicing counselors, graduate students, and academics have contributed to this diverse and unique publication.

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