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

Foundations of Counseling Psychology

This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of counseling psychology. The historical development and traditions of the field, as well as a variety of counseling and psychotherapeutic activities across settings will be covered. Distinctions between the counseling specializations will be introduced. Students will examine their own strengths and motivations for entering the counseling field.
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