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.
Possible Selves Mapping Intervention: Rural Women and Beyond
Blythe Shepard and Seanna Quressette
As economic, environmental, technological, and social changes continue to transform rural areas, women face particular challenges in managing their work lives (McAtee & Benshoff, 2006; O’Toole & MacGarvey, 2003). Entrenched ideas about women's roles, insecurity of seasonal employment, the distance to work and training sites, and the characteristics of jobs in the new economy provide particular challenges for women in the rural labour market. Women in rural areas often experience triple disadvantage because of their gender, their location, and the interactions between the two.