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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Trauma Impact and Counseling Syllabus

This course addresses the impact of crises, disasters, sexual assault and other trauma-causing events on individuals and communities, as well as the treatment of trauma related disorders. Trauma is examined through the impact on the brain regions, impact on memory, variations of emotional regulation and somatic responses. The course will also address operations of an emergency management systems within clinical mental health agencies and in the community. Attention is also given to vicarious traumatization and caring for the caregiver.
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