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

Abnormal Psychology

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of psychopathology and normalcy; and to the major diagnostic categories of the current DSM and their etiologies. Emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis and understanding how cultural, biological, social, and psychological factors are necessary when developing a holistic and ethical model of assessment and treatment planning.
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