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

Mental Health Counseling

Conflict Resolution

This course is an introductory course for learning effective strategies, skills and techniques to resolving conflict. It is a course that will be beneficial for human service professionals which includes counselors who work in a school or community setting and whose client population includes children, adolescents and families. The course will focus on the techniques and models for conflict resolution, mediation and creative problem-solving in various conflict areas, including the family, the school, and the workplace. Techniques for effective communication, brainstorming and cooperative group decision-making will be explored. Communicating across cultures and bias awareness issues will be explored within the content areas. Class format will include discussion groups, reading, writing and individual projects. It is expected that students will engage in critical thinking and engage in class activities, complete the reading and writing assignments and integrate and implement their learning.
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