Vistas Online 2016

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 Group Counseling Collaboration Model: Support for Virtual High School Students

Courtney M. Holmes and Kelly A. Kozlowski


This paper describes a collaborative approach wherein master’s-level school counseling students provided online group counseling to at-risk virtual high school students. This project describes the utility of collaboration between master’s-level school counseling students and a state-approved virtual high school to employ group counseling to promote student success. The collaborative project met the following needs: (1) School counseling master’s students received experiential training and supervision leading online groups for at-risk high school students; and (2) at-risk, virtual, high school students participated in an 8-week educational and process counseling group emphasizing academic success. Implications for school counseling and counselor education are discussed.

Keywords: online group counseling, school counseling, virtual high school, atrisk students, collaboration model

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