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.


Mapping: A Resource-oriented Approach for Adolescent Clients

Blythe Shepard


In this paper a case study will illuminate how maps can be used with adolescents in telling their stories, in identifying resources, and in taking action to resolve their key issues. Research in psychology and communication shows there are strong communication and thinking advantages for graphic representations in comparison to sole reliance on traditional language (Dansereau & Simpson, 2009; Tergan & Keller, 2005).

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