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

Psychological Disorders and War

Examine how combat trauma can lead to the development of selected psychological disorders in military personnel. These disorders will be explored within the context of the BioPsychoSocial model of etiology. Understand how deployment in wartime can affect the individual and the family in terms of relationships, parenting, and how the presence of psychological disorders within one family member impacts the entire family system. Comprehend the basic elements of counseling as it is applied to the individual, the couple and the family.
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