Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Carkhuff R. The Art of Helping. Amhurst,MA:Human Development Press,1993
Egan G. The Skilled Helper. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks and Cole, 1972
http://www.amhca.org (Mental Health Counselors)http://www.aamft.org (Marriage and Family Therapists)http://www.naswdc.org (Social Workers)Course Description: A survey of the guidance process, communication, functions of counseling, and various counseling theories. This course is designed to introduce students to the whole guidance process. Emphasis will be placed on an integrated approach to basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application. The course will provide students with the foundation to develop skills they need to establish effective helping relations. Suggested pre-requisite: PS101 or equivalent. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy consists of an interaction of lectures, readings (text and outside)with reaction papers, quizzes, videos, web sites, journal writing, and role-play. Each learner will be encouraged to practice the skills learned for more effective communication and counseling.
Learning Outcomes:Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the skills deemed necessary for effective counseling (for use in human service positions or other helping roles). The outcomes will be measured through roleplaying and simulated counseling sessions, along with more traditional methods of readings, papers, and quizzes.
Course Assessment: Three quizzes, weekly journal entries, short reaction papers to outside readings, and participation.
Grading: Quiz 1: 20% 90-100 A
Quiz 2: 20% 80-89 B
Quiz 3: 20% 70-79 C
Weekly Journal Entries: 20% 60-69 D
Short Reaction Papers (to readings): 10% Below 60 F
Participation: 10% (Failure to take Final Exam= F)
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Show respect and courtesy for anyone speaking (instructor or student). Be a good listener and do not monopolize any given class session.
Be prepared and be on time.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See Below
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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