ACA-ACES Syllabus Clearinghouse

The ACA Syllabus Clearinghouse is a joint project of ACA and The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). We will maintain syllabi on many topics from may different learning institutions. Our database will be updated continually with new and exciting courses and will provide a valuable resource to all counselors. If you have questions or need assistance please contact the ACA librarian at 800-347-6647 ext. 281 or

Addictions / Substance Abuse Counseling


Susan Adams, PhD
This course is designed to provide graduate students with an orientation to and introductory framework for recognizing and treating addictions and abuses. Emphasis will be given to the concept of shame-based identity, the history of addiction treatment and recovery in America, an overview of treatment programs and methods, as well as some of the clinical tools to treat and prevent addictions and reduce shame-based identity.

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