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

Ethics / Legal Issues

Professional Readiness and Ethics

This course will introduce the student to a number of different areas of professionalism that an AODA counselor needs to be familiar with and must also incorporate into their own practice. The course content includes ethical issues and behaviors for the AODA counselor and a working knowledge of the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing (DRL) statutes. The course will also help the student gain an understanding of the importance of self-awareness in one’s own personal, professional, and cultural life. The student will also gain an understanding of diverse cultures and incorporate the needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into their professional practice. The student will also develop a working knowledge of the laws that govern the practice of counseling, including State and Federal Confidentiality Laws and Mandatory Reporting Procedures.
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