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 Next Advancement in Counseling: The Bio-Psycho-Social Model
David M. Kaplan and Sharon L. Coogan
All professions start out with an idea. Medicine began when barbers shaved some customers a little too close and found that the bleeding helped them with physical ailments (which is why a traditional barber’s pole has red swirls). So, too, counseling started out with an idea: talking and/or testing can help people with a variety of issues.