YAVIS

AcronymDefinition
YAVISYoung, Attractive, Verbal, Intelligent, and Successful
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This situation may be seen when counselors functioning from a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant world view (Sue, 1981), who prefer clients that are young, attractive, verbal, intelligent, and successful (YAVIS; Schofield, 1964), work with clients that do not fit this profile.
These suppositions arise from the beliefs of a society that serves to promote what Schofield describes as the YAVIS syndrome, or the values of young, attractive, verbal, intelligent, and successful individuals (cited in Sue and Sue, 1990).