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.
Building School Solutions From Students Natural Resources
John J. Murphy
The pragmatism of Erickson fuels this article’s contention that the indigenous resources of students provide efficient and respectful pathways to school solutions. More specifically, the article describes (a) the empirical rationale and advantages of utilizing students’ natural resources in school-based counseling, (b) the process of discovering and applying students’ natural resources, and (d) real-world examples and dialogue from counseling sessions involving a variety of students and school problems.