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 History of Happiness: The roots of Positive Psychology, Insight, and Clinical Applications from 2005 to 2015
Positive psychology has burgeoned in the past decade. Research in the field has addressed everything from post-traumatic growth to prosocial behavior. Providing insight into human strengths and offering clinical interventions of use with a range of client issues, positive psychology has much to offer counselors. This article examines the past ten years of positive psychology research and condenses an abundance of literature into summaries about six of the most discussed areas and counselor applicable topics.