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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Crisis Intervention Counseling

The purpose of this course is to prepare you for dealing with the inevitable crisis situations you will encounter as a counselor. We will spend time reflecting on how people deal with crises, exploring your own crisis experiences, and starting to develop your skills in crisis intervention. You will also examine some of the relevant research on crises, resolution, and resilience. However, your major focus throughout the course will be on learning the practical skills of helping people in crisis. You may find this course to be emotionally challenging. You will have to think about painful experiences, face some difficult issues, examine your own strengths and vulnerabilities, and try out new ways of helping others. All of us have been through crises ourselves, but if you currently are in a crisis situation, you should carefully consider if you are able right now to handle the extra challenges of this course. If at any time you find yourself struggling emotionally, please alert the professor. It is very important to self-monitor!!!
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