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.
A Call to the Profession: Incorporating Feminist Competencies into Professional Counseling
Joanne Jodry and Frances Trotman
Counseling is a profession populated by people who strive toward individuation and personal growth; also an objective of feminist theory. The multiculturally-competent counselor understands and embraces enough about other cultures to understand that everyone is an equal individual; a principle in feminist theory. Some in the Counseling Profession have felt oppressed by other helping professions, insurance providers, legislation, etc. The feminist movement in psychotherapy promotes equality for and welcomes all of the healing professions as equals.