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

Developmental Counseling Psychology

Developmental counseling psychology is a course intended to give students a broad overview of human nature/behavior through knowledge of life-span developmental theory, personality development, modern & post-modern approaches to the study of human nature/behavior, and learning theory. Throughout the course, close attention will be given to human ecology or those social/historical/cultural/environmental forces furthering or impeding development. This is a required course for all Human Development Counseling students and may be an appropriate elective to graduate students in nursing, special education, divinity, human resource development, psychology, leadership, and education. The course is a component of HDC Curriculum Area I, “Human Growth and Development Foundations,” which contains studies providing a broad understanding of the needs and tasks confronting individuals at all developmental levels.
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