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

Marriage / Couple / Family Counseling

Marital and FamilyTherapy

This course provides an overview of the history and contemporary application of behavioral and systems based marital and family. The course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to work with families and provide interventions and services to families at the micro practice level. The course also exposes students to the dynamics of contemporary family structures, living patterns and life styles. It challenges students to better understand their own family system and to examine some of their beliefs and values about what a family is. Learning methods will include: reading, didactic presentation, discussion, role-plays and case review.
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