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 Programs
Jill K. Bryant, Mark Druyos, and Dana Strabavy
This study examined gatekeeping policies of CACREP-accredited counselor education programs by reviewing gatekeeping procedures as published on or within their web sites. Content analysis was used to examine the published materials of 257 CACREP-accredited programs specifically looking at their policies in the areas of admission, evaluation, remediation, and dismissal.