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.


Distance Supervision: The PIDIB Model

Michael Dubi, Mindi Raggi, and James Reynolds


Much has been written regarding the importance of face-to-face counseling and supervision (Bernard, 2005; Bernard & Goodyear, 2008; Goodyear & Bernard, 1989; Holloway, 1997; Stoltenberg & McNeill, 1997). Both activities have been viewed as a fluid and interactive process between people. Supervisors are also counseling professionals and understand the importance of non-verbal cues and actions in effective communication. A learning curve still exists for supervisors with regard to effectively utilizing current trends of technology while not compromising the openness, trust building, and enhanced communication that face-to-face contact provides.

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