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 Bridge to I Am: Rapid Advance Psychotherapy

Ellie Izzo


Brief therapy is an umbrella term for a variety of approaches to psychotherapy. It differs from other schools of therapy in that it emphasizes a focus on a specific problem and direct intervention that specific problem. Rapid Advance Psychotherapy is a standardized five session brief process that includes: 1) Revealing the history; 2) Recognizing the Impasse; 3) Releasing the Past; 4) Responding to fear; and, 5) Reconnecting to the Spirit. It is a timely and cogent model.

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