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.
Enacting Social Justice Through the Advocacy Competencies
Chloe Lancaster, Denise Dominguez, Sandra Lopez, Roberto Garcia, and Donnalin Constantin
This article was developed from a presentation given at the 2011 American
Counseling Association annual conference. The article describes a counseling
program implemented at a university-operated community center that used the
ACA Advocacy Competencies as a framework to develop counseling and related
programs along a micro to macro continuum of service delivery. The authors
represent former doctoral counselor education students who designed a model to
better serve their majority Hispanic youth, court-referred clientele.