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

Family Counseling I

This course is an entry-level graduate course that provides counselors and other human service workers with an overview of the processes and theories involved with counseling families. More specifically, the focus is on preparing students to think systemically and to learn about family concepts, dynamics, theories and techniques. This will be accomplished through assigned readings, seminar discussions, small group work, role plays, lectures, case presentations, audiovisual materials, guest speakers, and student assignments.
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