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.
Introducing R.E.S.T. (Rational Emotive Spiritual Therapy): A 2,000 Year Old Healing Paradigm
This article is to formally introduce, support and explain the origin of R.E.S.T. counseling that the author has constructed and developed over the past 25 years of practice in counseling and therapy. R.E.S.T. has successfully been used in both religious and nonreligious counseling settings such as hospitals, drug treatment programs, both public and private schools, penal institutions, churches, and public and private residential institutions for children and youth. Currently, R.E.S.T. is being used in all Philadelphia prisons, two State of Pennsylvania Community Correction facilities, a county prison, a homeless shelter and post-release aftercare system for ex-offenders involving 93 faith institutions (churches, masjids and parishes).