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

Diagnosis / Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

This course examines the diagnosis of mental disorders through extensive review of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR) and related information. This course provides a framework for understanding the range of personality and behavioral disorders as presented in the DSM-IV-TR. Emphasis is given to the principles and practices that relate to psychopathology, DSM diagnosis, etiology and assessment, systematic treatment planning, interviewing, and short- and long-term interventions.
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