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.


An Overview of Comprehensive School Counseling Program Assessment Instruments to Inform Future Research

Jennifer Barna, Kevin Wilkerson, and Samantha Morgan


The school counseling profession has taken an intentional approach to
establishing appropriate counselor roles. Research has resulted in the creation of
numerous instruments designed to investigate school counselors’ beliefs,
attitudes, and behaviors related to comprehensive program delivery. The authors
conducted a literature review and identified 10 assessments that were developed
from 2005 to 2011 following the introduction of the ASCA National Model
(2003). An overview of the assessments, along with the strengths and weaknesses
of each instrument, is presented. An examination of the instruments leads to
specific suggestions that may inform and guide future inquiry for school
counseling researchers.

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