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.

Combining Teaching, Research, and Service By Offering a University Sponsored Workshop for Couples

Veronica I. Johnson and Kerrie N. Kardatzke


Based on the aforementioned premises, the current article offers a way to incorporate the elements of teaching, research, and service in a counselor education department by proposing to offer a university-sponsored workshop for couples. The process of developing the workshop itself and the steps included in the approval process, both at the university level and through the university’s Institutional Review Board, are described. Potential benefits to the community and students within the Counselor Education Department are also proposed, as well as suggestions for future directions and possible modifications to fit different research and teaching styles.

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