VISTAS Counselor Professional and Career Development

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.

Providing Administrative and Counseling Supervision for School Counselors

Patricia Henderson and Norman C. Gysbers


The vast majority of this diverse nation’s young are in school. Today’s children come to school with needs for assistance in maintaining healthy personal, social, career, and educational development and in overcoming barriers to their success. In order to facilitate their personal/social development, school counselors must be aware that there are many differences among them. Students are of different races, cultures, socioeconomic classes, family configurations and backgrounds, genders, abilities and disabilities, sexual orientations and preferences, and so on. In addition to needing help to manage their growth and development, to complete the developmental tasks appropriate to their ages, many children live in situations that may make success at school difficult to accomplish. The families or communities they live in may be impoverished, violent, separated, undereducated, or underemployed. The challenges to children and their school counselors are endless!

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