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.
Solution-Focused Dreams: The Disney Approach to School Counseling
Kristina Grundmanis and Adriana Wissel
This article provides practical suggestions for implementing concepts from solution-focused brief therapy into the school setting by drawing connections between the theoretical background and practices and themes found in Walt Disney Studios films. Hearing and providing messages of determination, hard work, and finding exceptions, school counselors are in a position in which they can help students identify their dreams and take steps towards their “happily ever after.” This article demonstrates the integration of theory, practice, and media to approach counseling within the school.