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

Interviewing and Case Histories

This is primarily an experiential course designed to help you develop and refine micro-counseling skills believed to be crucial to the interviewing, counseling, and psychotherapy process. We will review, discuss, role play, observe, and enact clinical interviewing skills throughout the course. You will be expected to take risks and try out interviewing skills in front of your classmates. You will also be expected to treat everyone in the class with respect. Because helping professionals function in a multicultural world, this course will consider and explore multicultural knowledge and sensitivity. We will examine many forms or dimensions of clinical interviewing, including assessment strategies such as intake, suicide assessment, and mental status examination interviewing. This course also briefly focuses on the application of interviewing skills to child, adolescent, and family work.
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