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.
Relational Complexities and Case Presentation Construction: Co-Creating Opportunities for Mutual Healing
Dana L. Comstock and Thelma Duffey
Case presentations fill our texts and professional scholarship and indeed serve as invaluable teaching and discussion tools. Issues related to informed consent, client anonymity, and means for disguising identifying information are a primary concern for therapists pursuing the publication or presentation of such material. Ethical concerns have historically focused, and continue to focus, on client privacy so as to “lessen the probability of litigation against the authors, their employers, and their publishers” (Clifft, 1986). It is important to note that issues related to privacy are but one facet of the client’s experience with regards to these endeavors.