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.

Creating Your Professional Counselor Portfolio

Leslie A. McCulloch


Many professions have utilized portfolios for assessment of professional accomplishments and abilities (Beale, 2003; Schindler, 1997). The professions of art, theater, dance, journalism, education, engineering, and architecture have long utilized portfolios as a means of assessing professional candidates. For professional counselors the portfolio is a new phenomenon. As a result, counselors may be unsure as to the style and organization of their portfolios.

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