VISTAS Multicultural Issues in Counseling

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.

Multicultural Family Influence in Career Decision Making

Robert C Chope and Andres J. Consoli


A popular framework for career counselors to utilize in conceptualizing their work and a client’s worldview is the narrative. The narrative approach to career counseling is a type of storytelling that can be likened to an individual or family oral history (House, 1991). Cochran (1997) has pointed out that narratives in career counseling can help clients to gain a sense of their past history, current circumstances, and potential future goals. Many cultures appreciate oral histories and narratives over the written word.

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