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.
Promoting Advocacy and Leadership in Counselor Education Through an Innovative Student and Alumni Association
Linda C. Osterlund and Melodie Mack
Counselors need to be introduced to opportunities for advocacy and leadership early in their professional careers. Chi Sigma Iota (see http://www.csi-net.org/) provides an avenue for such opportunities, but leadership activities can be limited and maintaining alumni participation is often challenging. A student and alumni counseling association has provided unique opportunities for leadership, which has opened up involvement from the community of professional counselors beyond graduation from a counselor education program.