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.