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.
Life Space Crisis Intervention: New Tools for Staff and Troubled Youth During Troubled Times
Traditional educational treatment paradigms frame problems as pathology or deviance and rely heavily on coercion, punishment, and exclusion. These reactive strategies are challenged and contrasted with Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), which capitalizes on problems as opportunities for learning and growth. LSCI provides staff with specific competencies for successfully managing crisis with students showing common patterns of self-defeating behaviors.