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

Counseling Theories

Advanced Counseling Theories

This course provides an in-depth review of theory, practices, and research associated with commonly used clinical theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Students will develop competency in a prescribed theoretical orientation to counseling and psychotherapy. Students learn the theoretical principles of specific theory of counseling and psychotherapy identified by the instructor. It will also include a comprehensive review of the common factors that facilitate change in counseling with regard to a particular theoretical approach. The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler will serve as the theoretical focus of this advanced theories course. Furthermore, students will be exposed to an integration of Adlerian, cognitive and constructivist theories.
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