Vistas Online 2012

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.


School Counselor Trainees Implement the ASCA National Model

Aaron H. Oberman and Jeannine R. Studer


The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce school counseling supervisors and trainees to the supervisory tasks that are essential to understanding the role and function of the school counselor within a CDSC program. Examples are provided for each component and theme of the Model for the purposes of a) aiding the school counselor trainee in understanding a leadership role within the ASCA National Model; b) assisting the supervisor who is struggling to implement a CDSC program, and; c) validating that some school counselors who work in a traditional program are already engaging in these activities even though they have not yet made the transition to a CDSC program. A worksheet that students can complete to track time and activities is included as Appendix A.

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