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


This course is designed to provide graduate students in Counseling and Development and Family Therapy with an orientation to the interpersonal processes involved in counseling. An examination of the therapeutic qualities, decision making capabilities, as well as the elements necessary to become an effective counselor will be discussed and practiced. This course is experiential in nature and the application of counseling techniques will be practiced, under the instructor’s supervision, by students with one another.
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