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

Child / Adolescent Counseling

Counseling Children and Adolescents

This course will cover salient considerations for counseling children and adolescence. Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding the effects of the multiple factors (i.e., divorce, abuse, disability, diagnosable disorders, heath, cultural diversity, etc.) that affect a child and adolescent clinical population. In addition age appropriate DSM diagnosis, suicide assessment, and other developmental will be explored. The application of counseling and play therapy theories will be addressed. Various activities, in-class role-plays, and guidance will be incorporated throughout this course. Further, students will be given the opportunity to observe and discuss various aspect of child and adolescent behavior as they are applied to practice.
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