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


Counseling Practicum-Skills

The primary purpose of this course is to educate and train students in the use of communication and counseling skills through class exercises and fieldwork training in schools. Special emphasis will be given to learning skills for social advocacy and school counseling leadership to promote educational equity and academic achievement for all pre-K-12 students in public schools. Ethical and legal issues relevant to school counseling are also addressed. All students will be required to work in a designated fieldwork setting where they will engage in counseling experiences in order to practice skills under supervision of fieldwork supervisors and course instructors. Practice of counseling skills will also be emphasized in small group and individual experiences during class. In addition, the class will participate in a growth and training group where students will have the opportunity to explore their professional identity as a counselor.
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