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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Clinical Supervision

This course provides a critical overview of the conceptual and empirical literature on clinical supervision, including models, approaches, techniques, relationship and process issues, and ethical and legal considerations. Students will develop conceptual knowledge, skills, and self-awareness concerning these topic areas through readings, seminar discussions, and application via supervising master’s level students. Students will also develop conceptual knowledge and understanding on the principles and practice of consultation in educational and psychological settings. The purpose of this course is to help the supervisors-in-training to formulate the knowledge and skills necessary for the administration and supervision of the practice of counseling. Emphasis will be given to the supervisory relationship and process for individual and group supervision. Students will be expected to apply and manage a supervisory process under the supervision of a faculty instructor. Practical application of these skills will be acquired, under supervision, by supervising master’s level students in the counseling program. Learning will also take place through observing and critiquing recorded supervision sessions of fellow classmates.
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