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

Theories of Counseling

The purpose of COUN 502 is to acquaint the student with the various theories that guide the practice of counseling and psychotherapy. Students will also begin to formulate their own theory of counseling. Further, students will be given the opportunity to observe and discuss various theories as they are applied to practice.
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