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 ACAlibrary@counseling.org.

Counseling Theories

Counseling Theory

Upon completion of this course, student shall be able to demonstrate an understanding of core theoretical knowledge in counseling theories that provide the student with consistent models to conceptualize client presentations and select appropriated counseling interventions. Student experiences shall include an examination of the historical development of counseling theories. The course shall include an exploration of affective, behavioral, and cognitive theories, and an opportunity to apply the theoretical material to case studies. Students will also be exposed to models of counseling that are consistent with current professional research and practice in the field so that they can begin to develop a personal model of counseling.
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