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

The student will be expected to demonstrate the following competencies: 1. Ability to develop and maintain a facilitative and ethical counselor-client relationship. (CACREP III. G.1). 2. Ability to respond to a client at a facilitative level. (CACREP III. G.1). 3. Ability to conceptualize clients from the basis of a guiding theory. (CACREP III. G1.) 4. Ability to assist clients in movement toward achievement of their goals, utilizing effectively both basic and advanced counseling skills, techniques, and procedures consistent with students’ guiding theory. (CACREP III. G. 1). 5. Ability to critique counseling abilities of self and fellow students in a manner that enhances counseling abilities. (CACREP III. G.1.) 6. Ability to terminate or refer clients based upon clients’ needs and students’ competencies. (CACREP III. G. 1.) 7. Ability to write interview summaries, case conceptualizations, and/or reports including DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. (CACREP III. G.4). 8. Ability to adhere to ACA ethical standards. 9. Ability to participate constructively in consultant-style supervision, including use of supervisory feedback to modify subsequent counseling behavior. (CACREP III. G.2.) 10. Ability to demonstrate technological competency with word processing in written summaries and other reports; also in ability to use audio-taping equipment for session taping and supervisory feedback. (CACREP III. H. 5.)
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