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 Individuals with Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
This course addresses counseling interventions related to common client issues, such as behavioral and emotional disorders; symptomatology for psychoses; and maladaptive behavior patterns. The course is an entry level, graduate course that provides counselors and other human service workers with an overview of the DSM IV TR. The course will identify issues related to misdiagnosing and oversimplifying client issues, particularly in light of gender, culture, and traumatic or chronic loss experiences and life stressors. An introduction to Counseling Wellness Models and Relational-Cultural Theory will be provided.