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

Overview of Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Barbara Jordan
This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of AODA counseling. It will cover all aspects of the scope of practice for substance use disorder practitioners. The AODA Counseling profession encompasses a number of knowledge and skill areas and this course will provide the student with an introduction to all of those areas. The course will give students an overview of the practice of individual, group, and family counseling. Students will also be introduced to the skills an AODA counselor needs to have a working knowledge of in order to practice the AODA counseling profession. The course will also give students a basic knowledge of the disease concept of Chemical Dependency, drug actions and interactions, as well as, familiarize them with current treatment methods and practices in the AODA field.

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