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.
ACA Fifty Years Plus and Moving Forward
Edwin L. Herr
VISTAS–Perspectives on Counseling 2004, a new publication, signals the American Counseling Association’s continuing commitment to find new ways to support the advancement of the counseling profession in its many aspects—credentialing, professional development, professional identity, recognition and support by federal and state policies and legislation, advocacy of counseling, serving as a voice for the needs of those persons with mental health, career, and life style concerns who are underserved. Within such a context, ACA also provides leadership and support to the unique needs of counselors who work with children, youth, or adults, with and without disabilities, in a wide range of settings