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.

The Case of Liam

Robin DuFresne, Jill I. Haar, Andrew Intagliata, and Nicole Rybarczyk


Ethical dilemmas can prove to be a regular challenge for counselors. Utilizing a decision making model to resolve these dilemmas is beneficial to counselors. The authors apply an ethical decision making model to the case study of Liam. Liam is a counselor for two minor male children who are experiencing difficulties as a result of their parents’ divorce. The ethical and legal concerns of counseling the minors and completing custody evaluations are discussed.

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