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

Group Work

Group Counseling

This course provides students an understanding of group counseling theories, dynamics, processes, and skills. The instructor incorporates experiential, didactic, Socratic, discussion, reading, and writing formats. Students will have a chance to experience groups as both members and facilitators/leaders. Other topics of the course include multicultural issues, ethical and legal concerns, professional preparation standards for group facilitators, and group leadership styles. Because the emphasis in this course is on skills rather than knowledge, the primary format for the course will be experiential. Class discussions, demonstrations, video reviews, and practice sessions will be supplemented by brief lectures.
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