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.
Counselors Working with the Terminally Ill
Counselors provide service in a variety of settings and to diverse individuals with many different challenges. One of the most difficult areas for counselors to work is in hospice settings with individuals who are dying. The needs of the dying are complex and little has been written to guide counselors in providing service.