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.
Members' Experience of Using Music in a Small Group Setting: A Phenomenological Study
Erin E. Binkley and Shawn P. Parmanand
Although the use of creative arts for healing purposes dates back to ancient civilization (Boxill, 1985), the study of the creative arts as a healing force in the counseling profession has become increasingly neoteric. In recent decades, the use of creative arts in counseling has become progressively popular as counselors work to incorporate new methods of helping into their practices. Creative arts that are typically used in counseling may include the use of color, art, movement, or music to express thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (Rogers, 1993).