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

Human Growth & Development

Human Development and Adjustment

This course will explore human growth/development from early childhood through late adulthood, including death and bereavement. This course explores theories of character development, social maturation, abnormalities and variations in development due to gender, culture, and environmental factors. Emphasis is on the integration of cultural, psychological, sociological, physiological, and development theories with the counseling profession. The change process, helping relationships, and strategies for facilitating development appropriate to various phases of the life span will be addressed. The course will also address legal, ethical, and multi-cultural issues related to human development and research.
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