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.
Working with Dissociative Disorders in the Clinic
In recent years, dissociative disorders have been more heavily researched, hotly debated and the object of fascination across counseling-related fields. But, establishment of the differences between other psychiatric disorders and dissociation was begun by the pioneer researcher, Pierre Janet in the late 1800s (Janet, 1890). His documentation of cases aided the psychiatric community in the process of breaking out the several diagnoses
from the original blanket diagnosis of hysteria.