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

Rehabilitation Counseling

Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling

The course is designed to increase the student's understanding of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. An emphasis will be placed on the student's acquiring the knowledge base from which the techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation are being developed. Each student will be able to demonstrate his or her in-depth understanding of the facts, concepts, and principles underlying and guiding the growth of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Students will be introduced to the philosophical and empirical bases of psychiatric rehabilitation, including an overview of programming models, service-system issues, current research in psychological disorders, and their treatment. Throughout the course, a focus will be placed on the consumer movement and cross-cultural issues.
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