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.

Souldrama: A Therapeutic Action Model to Create Spiritually Intelligent Leadership

Connie Miller


What is a spiritual journey? More than ever, individuals find themselves experiencing a lack of meaning in their lives and an attendant sense of spiritual desolation (Vaill, 1989). Consequently, many people are increasingly embarking upon a spiritual journey, seeking to discover their true selves, searching for a higher purpose and meaning to their lives (Conger, 1994). This spiritual journey is not necessarily confined to a religious framework (Conger, 1994) as many might conclude, for, as Patterson (1997) observed, ``religions can be viewed as the maps, while you might consider spirituality to be the territory''.

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