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.
The CACREP standards: How much do students know?
Livia M. D’Andrea and Leping Liu
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits graduate level counseling and educational programs. CACREP’s stated goal is to “provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through… (1) encouraging and promoting the continuing development and improvement of preparation programs, and (2) preparing counseling and related professionals to provide service consistent with the ideal of optimal human development (www.CACREP.org). CACREP has been in existence for the past 28 years and currently accredits over 500 programs (Culbreth, 2008).