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.

Could Virginia Tech Massacres Have Been Prevented? Strategies for Prevention and Counseling

Kan V. Chandras, Sunil V. Chandras, and David A. DeLambo


There is a dearth of understanding of students by parents, instructors, counselors, and other helping professionals (Perry, 2001). Three key elements that are necessary to combat violence are communication, a positivetrusting relationship and early identification and action in assisting students with mental health problems (CNN News, 2007).

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