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

Social / Cultural Diversity

Multicultural Counseling for Diverse Populations

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students with the concepts and paradigms used in counseling diverse populations, and the development of multicultural competencies. Students will study the main characteristics and needs of multicultural groups including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, women, gay and lesbians, people in poverty, people with disabilities, people who are gifted and talented, and, people who are elderly. Completion of this course will provide the student an understanding of current theories, trends, and issues in counseling special populations; relevant skills to work with diverse populations; and strategies for studying and changing organizations and communities understanding, attitudes, and behaviors towards multicultural groups.
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