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 syllabus fall08

This course is designed to train counseling students in the art and science of listening. The course will focus on the development of structured listening skills and introduce basic interviewing skills. This course is HIGHLY interactive and will consist of lectures, small and large group demonstrations, role plays, experiential exercises, and a peer counseling experience. In addition, video and/or audio taping will be done almost every class session. Students should acquire beginning level competencies in basic counseling skills that will enable her to continue on to the Practicum and Internship courses. This course will also introduce students to the profession of counseling, including ethical and clinical issues, professional identity, and the ACA code of ethics.
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