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.
Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Extending Multicultural Training Paradigms Toward Globalization
Current multicultural training models may be limited in helping counselors to acquire cultural competencies needed for effective interventions with culturally diverse clients in global communities. In preparing counselors to meet the challenges of diverse societies in the 21st century, multi-dimensional multicultural training models and attributes of cultural competence are examined. Sequential coursework and experiences that assist trainees in developing a deeper understanding of self in relation to global communities are recommended.