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

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This course is an introduction to psychopharmacology for advanced counseling, counseling psychology and related professional graduate students and for practicing mental health professionals. The focus is understanding drug mechanisms and drug actions in the brain and nervous system, knowledge of the psychopharmacologic treatment for mental disorders, the efficacy and risks associated with specific classes of drugs and the roles of the mental health professional when clients receive a combination treatment for mental disorders. Numerous case examples demonstrating appropriate psychopharmacologic management and strategies for working with the prescriber are included.
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