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

Counseling Skills

This course introduces and provides foundational education in core counseling skills from therapeutic listening and empathy to client concern conceptualization, crisis management, and reaching across cultural divides with counseling skills. It is appropriate for counselors who will work in a variety of settings and with a variety of task foci. It is experiential and aimed at helping counselors develop a foundation as strong, effective therapeutic agents for their clients.
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