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.

A Feminist Counselor Looks at African Daughters in the New World: Some Differences for Mental health Professionals to Consider

Frances K. Trotman


Feminist counselors realize that the self is explained/defined through both selfnarratives that explain individual life experiences and narratives that others construct about the self. An attempt to distort the realities of the histories of older African American women is but one of the phenomena that may have a negative impact on American women. Feminist social scientists must therefore be aware of the woman‘s historical circumstance. This may be difficult to accomplish for those trained and educated without accurate knowledge of all women‘s backgrounds.

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