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.
The Role of Outcome Expectations, Social Stigma, and Perceived Social Support in the Attitudes Towards Seeking Counseling of Caribbean Clients
Wendy-lou L. Greenidge, Andrew P. Daire, and Sally Lewis
The purpose of this study was to reveal core factors that influence the attitudes of English-speaking Caribbean college students towards seeking professional counseling. To date, no grand theory exists to help with the understanding of the attitudes of Caribbean college students toward professional counseling. This study also sought to motivate researchers to assist in developing a grand theory and conceptual framework by which to understand the counseling needs of Caribbean college students.