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.
East Meets West: Integration of Taoism Into Western Therapy
Rochelle C. Moss and Kristi L. Perryman
When Eastern and Western philosophies meet, there are considerable differences which can affect the process of counseling or psychotherapy. Western psychology emphasizes improving one’s skills, changing one’s environment, and fulfillment of individual needs. There is often a preoccupation with goal-seeking behaviors. Western scientific methodology focuses on organization, classification, and observance using a systematic plan.