VISTAS School Counseling

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.



Creative Partnering - Meeting the Counseling Needs of a Rural School

Mary B. Ballard

2013

In the southern region of the United States, a creative partnership was forged between a small regional university and a rural public school system lacking the financial resources to employ school counselors in K-8 schools. The partnership placed school counseling interns in as many schools as possible to ensure that the social-emotional, academic, and career needs of students were met. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the program and describes the roles of those that were involved in making the program a success.

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