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

Helping Relationships / Counseling Techniques

Techniques of Counseling

This is a laboratory experience in counseling skill application. Students learn basic counseling skills and conduct role-played counseling sessions with each other and with coached clients. Students are further expected to understand the application of these skills with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. This course must be taken first in the sequence of courses in both school and agency counseling. It should be noted that students will be evaluated not only with regard to their performance in the course, but also with regard to their suitability to enter the counseling profession.
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