Vistas Online 2017

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.


Theoretical Conceptualization for a New Generation of Trainees: The Theoretical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Documentation Course Model (TCAD-CM)

Dominique S. Hammonds


This article presents the Theoretical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Documentation Course Model (TCAD-CM). This pedagogical method helps trainees translate theory into practice by actively engaging in the process of assessment, case conceptualization, and documentation in a context-driven constructivist learning environment. Exploration of potential benefits and implications of implementation in graduate-level counseling coursework are presented.
Keywords: pedagogy, counselor education, conceptualization

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