Vistas Online 2014

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.


Superheroes and the Family Shield: An Experiential Technique for Families

Jennifer K. Pereira


Inclusion of children in family therapy sessions can be a daunting task without the use of experiential techniques. The use of the Superheroes and Family Shield technique assists families in better understanding their issues, helps to pinpoint individual and family strengths, and works toward cohesive goal setting and provision of support. This technique is adaptable to varying theoretical orientations and multicultural issues.

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