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.
The Prevalence of Suicide and Violence Assessment/Intervention Courses
Darren A. Wozny
This study’s target audience is counselor education/MFT faculty and practitioners in the field of continuing education for counselors. The study is beneficial for counselor education/MFT faculty because it aids in documenting a serious counselor education/ MFT curriculum gap. Counselor education/MFT faculty can utilize this information on the curriculum gap to creatively find a way to train counselor education/MFT students in suicide and violence assessment/ intervention. The identification of the curriculum gap in suicide and violence assessment/intervention could also be helpful to practitioners in the field of continuing education for counselors because it identifies where continuing education could supplement counseling curriculums. These practitioners in continuing education could develop in-service workshops for community counseling agencies and schools to address these counselor competency needs in suicide and violence assessment/intervention.