Vistas Online 2015

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.


A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Gatekeeping Among Counselor Educators

Carol A. Erbes, Garrett McAuliffe, and Gina Polychronopoulos


This study examined the gatekeeping experiences of a group of counselor educators, utilizing a phenomenological approach. The stories of the participants in this study provided some important data about what counselor educators perceive as their responsibility for ensuring that only qualified counselors exit from their programs.

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