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.

2015


Self-Monitoring as a Counseling Technique and an Accountability Strategy

Stanley B. Baker, Richard E. Tyler, Helen S. Lupton-Smith, Angie B. Wang, Amanda H. Allen, Katherine H. Wapner, Sarah Dees Fleder, and Sarah T. Isaac

2015

Self-monitoring was studied as an individual and small group counseling technique and a source of accountability data. Five school counselors/interns engaged in self-monitoring with 22 clients. It was perceived as a successful counseling technique 82% of the time. The findings indicated that self monitoring was enhanced by counselor competence, client buy-in, and counselor and client motivation to persevere. Data were produced that demonstrated whether students’ goals were being met and provided accountability evidence for local stakeholders.

Keywords: self-monitoring, accountability, evaluation

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