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.


Holistic Flow Model of Spiritual Wellness - Application

Melanie Purdy and Peggy A. Dupey


The importance of spirituality in counseling and counselor education was brought to light during the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) 1995 Summit on Spirituality.  As a result, nine competencies were suggested for counselor training programs seeking accreditation through the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (Miller,
1999). The competencies ensure a standardized approach to integrating spiritual intervention strategies into counseling. In addition to spirituality’s role in the
counseling profession, and because it is a part of each person and is essential to healing, growth, and happiness, spirituality can not be neglected in the psychotherapeutic realm (Benjamin & Looby, 1998; Hodge, 2001; Maher & Hunt, 1993; Standard, Sandhu,
& Painter, 2000).

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