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.
College Student Spirituality: Helping Explore Life s Existential Questions
David R. Brown and Mark S. Parrish
As classes begin at colleges and universities across the nation, numerous college students are presented with an unfamiliar situation of living away from home. Although many enjoy this newfound freedom, the lack of parental supervision also creates additional responsibilities: getting to class on time, completing homework and assignments, learning to live and work with others, paying bills, and budgeting money. By enrolling students that come from varied experiences and backgrounds, universities create an environment where students learn to live and function as responsible, sociallyconscious individuals. Furthermore, learning these personal responsibility skills provides college students with the opportunity to become productive and successful members of society.