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 Anniversary of the Death of a Loved One
Rebecca M. Dedmond, Annie K. Smith, and Sania Frei-Harper
The purpose of this research was to test empirically the assumption in the current grief counseling literature regarding the anniversary of the death of a loved one. The study was designed to explore the various grief responses—behaviors, emotions, and physical reactions— that individuals may experience around the anniversary