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.
Preparing and Supporting African American College Students
Douglas A. Guiffrida
School counselors are in unique positions to prepare African American students and their families for the challenges they face when transitioning to college. Additionally, counselors working in college counseling centers and in various academic advising programs are ideally suited to provide the support that African American students need to succeed at PWIs. However, although counselors have become leaders in promoting equity in education and disseminating research on effective multicultural counseling, little attention has been paid in counseling literature toward helping counselors understand the African American college student experience