Vistas Online 2005

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.


DSM at the Movies: Use of Media in Clinical or Educational Settings

Janice J. Caron


Feeling anxious about the future? Struggling with growing pains? On the verge of yet another major life change? Or just hungry to make a difference? Utilizing films is a new counseling intervention based on the principals of bibliotherapy and the capacity to use technology-supported videos or DVDs. Bibliotherapy uses literature to bring about a therapeutic interaction between client and therapist (Hynes & Hynes-Berry, 1986). As therapists and educators, the use of media as a therapeutic approach for facilitating therapeutic or educational processes is an additional strategy in attaining therapeutic objectives.

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