Vistas Online 2008

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.


From New Age to Neuroscience; Creating New Narratives with Meditation Programs and Guided Imagery in Addiction Treatment

Pamela Smithbell


Psychodynamic based approaches encourage therapists to assume a one-up, omnipotent position. Person-centered therapists aim to create a non-directive, non-judgmental relationship with the client. In narrative therapy, the counselor maintains a collaborative position and encourages the client to restory his or her experience in a self-empowering way.

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