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 ACAlibrary@counseling.org
While embracing the values of Advocacy and Social Justice, this course will expose students to issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic-status, culture, gender, sexual orientation, physical/psychological ability, religion and age as they relate to the counselor, client and counseling process. Throughout the course, the concept of culture will be used as an over-arching term inclusive of the above categories. The course will also review how the mental health delivery system is based on Eurocentric traditions that often disenfranchise cultural minorities. Culturally sensitive counseling and advocacy strategies will be introduced to provide students with a conceptual and practical framework for working with diverse populations in a respectful way.