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.
Assessing Family Influence in Career Decision Making
Robert C. Chope
Assessing family influence in career counseling intertwines with current contextual theory. Career decision theory has evolved beyond the epistemology of logical positivism to include contextual and relationship factors. Career literature now reflects how practitioners can utilize the family in the career counseling process (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2005).