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

Counseling: A Brief Course in Brief Counseling

The purpose of this course is to present information to Doctoral Students in Counselor Education on several forms of Brief Counseling. These will include Structural, Strategic, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Communication theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. Emphasis will be placed on the similarities and differences among these post-modern forms; and their difference in epistemology from linear theories. It is hoped that this seminar will aid the student in expanding his/her skills in facilitating change more effectively with all clients, especially those from minority or underserved populations.
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