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

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation

This course will provide an overview of the medical aspects of major disabilities and their effects upon social, vocational, personal, and economic adjustment. Students will also explore multiple theories and perspectives on psychologically adapting to chronic illness and disabilities and will learn some specific counseling techniques that focus on bolstering coping and adaptation after the onset of a chronic illness or disability. The content will be taught from a rehabilitation perspective (holistic and a focus on abilities).
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