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.


Gatekeeping in Counselor Education

Dorea Glance, Golden Fanning, Amber Schoepke, William Soto, and Michael A. Williams, Sr.


Identifying and working with impaired students of counseling is an important task for counselor educators and supervisors alike. Just as important is the development of specific criteria that constitute “impairment” and a working and universal definition of the term. Capps (2008) reports little agreement about what constitutes impairment, thus no concrete definition of impairment exists. The lack of definition and criteria makes it even more difficult for counselor educators to address the issue of impairment and stay atop of best practices in the field.

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