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

Professional Orientation / Foundations

Introduction to Counseling Psychology

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of counseling psychology as a profession. It will introduce the student to the scientist/practitioner model, and in so doing, define the subject matter of counseling psychology, the target population the counseling psychologist seeks to serve, the technical tools needed for practice in the years ahead, the current unresolved issues and controversies in the field, and how these will affect the theories and techniques of the future. In addition it seeks to introduce the student to evolving requirements to enter the profession. Three hours of lecture.
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