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.
Normative Ethics: An Exercise to Facilitate Awareness
Normative ethics is a branch of moral philosophy upon which applied ethics, such as the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association, is based. This article presents an exercise designed to heighten normative ethics awareness. The exercise should be conducted by a supervisor competent in normative ethics. Participants could include students and counselors-in-training, practicing clinicians, and professionals wanting to increase their understanding of the various theories used to determine what is right and what is wrong