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

Professional Counseling: Theory, Skills and Practice I

This 4 credit course is designed to review, compare, and contrast prevailing theories of counseling, and to develop skills necessary to enhance the counseling relationship. Emphasis is upon communication, self-awareness of one’s own behavior and its effect upon others, and the development of one’s ability to accurately interpret the behavior of others. Under faculty supervision, some limited opportunities are provided to practice these skills.
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