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.
The Social Experience of Internet Gamers: A Pilot Study.
Kristy L. Carlisle and Charles P. Carrington
The purpose of this phenomenological pilot study was to explore the lived social
experiences of Internet gamers. Findings highlighted the impact of Internet
gaming on social interactions, social functioning, and social identity. The
findings in the pilot study related to addiction supported the need for future
research into the legitimacy of Internet Gaming Disorder as a mental health issue.