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


Group Work with Children and Adolescents in a School Setting

Group Practicum (section 2) is an intermediate level course designed to prepare students in the School Psychology program to lead psychoeducational and/or counseling groups for children and adolescents. It is expected that all class members will have taken and passed either Group Dynamics (or, its equivalent). Class lectures will provide a theoretical and practical framework for organizing and leading theme-oriented counseling groups in elementary, intermediate and high schools. An experiential component of the course will provide students with opportunities to further understand group process and develop their leadership skills. A supervisory component of the class will give support for students as they plan for, organize, recruit for and lead groups for children and/or adolescents. Readings will provide students with different theoretical perspectives on working with groups as well as the practical tasks in managing and working with school age youngsters in a group setting. Since each component of the class (didactic, “mock groups” and supervision) is held within a group environment, each of these groups will be open to examination as to the group processes and dynamics of groups with different stated tasks.
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