Vistas Online 2011

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.


Ignite Professional Passion by Infusing Evidence-Based Classroom Management Skills into Counselor Training and Practice

Michael L. Bundy and Jeannine R. Studer


In response to the trend of non-teaching counselors implementing comprehensive school counseling programs, school counselor educators must have a responsibility to infuse classroom management knowledge into their programs. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (2009) revised its standards to require trainees in school counseling to understand not just classroom management, but also “curriculum design, lesson plan development, and differentiated instructional strategies” (Standard III-K-3). With an already full training program, counselor educators continue to explore new ways to ensure that their students acquire the skills and disposition for managing student learning during classroom guidance. This leads to the question, “What evidence is available to guide counselor educators in achieving this goal?

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