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.

Diagnosis / Treatment

Abnormal Psychology

To acquaint the beginning graduate student in community counseling with the field of abnormal psychology with emphasis on the definitions and distinctions between the various abnormal disorders, an introduction to the current research in the field, a discussion of the numerous continual controversial issues and a review of the data based treatment approaches. In addition, this course will assist the graduate student to understand the nature, needs, and problems of individual’s at all developmental levels over the life span, to understand the issues in mental health that may stem from gender, race, class, sexual orientation and religious differences and to understand the nature, needs and problems of a multicultural and diverse society.
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