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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
McCann, Virginia B.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CoursePS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling CN
SemesterU1UU2005
FacultyMcCann, Virginia B.
TitleInstructor
Degrees/CertificatesB.S., M.A.Ed.,
Certified Guidance Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Daytime Phone843-216-1952
E-Mailvirginiamccann@park.edu
virginiamccann@earthlink.net
Semester DatesMay 30-July31
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 8:00 PM
PerquisitesPS101 or equivalent is suggested
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Effective Helping:Interviewing and Counseling Techniques
6th Edition, Brooks and Cole, 2002
by Barbara F. Okun

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

 Class ActivitiesAssignments
Meeting - 1Get familiar with text/syllabus and introductions For Mtg.2:Read Chapt. 1; do journal entry
Meeting - 2Chapt. 1 info/notes and questions; Cooperative Learning Activity
For Mtg. 3: Read an outside reading and do short reaction paper
Meeting - 3Students will share reaction papers with othersFor Mtg. 4: Read Chapt.2;do journal entry
Meeting - 4Chapt. 2 info/notes and questions; share journal entriesRead Chapt. 3
Meeting - 5Chapt. 3 info/notes and questions;
role-play activity/
Study for quiz 1 on Chapts.1,2,3
Meeting - 6Review Chapts. 1,2,3Study for quiz 1
Meeting - 7Quiz 1Read Chapt. 4 to pg.100
Meeting - 8Chapt 4 (to pg.100) info/notes and questions; role playRead Chapt. 4 to end, do journal entry
Meeting-9Remainder Chapt. 4 info/notes and questions; cooperative learning activityRead Chapt.5
Meeting-10Chapt. 5 info/notes and questions; cooperative learning activityRead Chapt. 6; do outside reading/short reaction paper
Meeting-11Chapt.6 info/notes; share reaction papersStudy for Quiz 2
on Chapts. 4,5,6
Meeting-12Review for Quiz 2Study for Quiz 2
Meeting-13Quiz 2Read Chapt. 7
Meeting-14Chapt. 7 info/notes and questions; cooperative learning activityRead Chapt. 8 do journal entry
Meeting-15Chapt. 8 info/notes and questions; cooperative learning activityRead Chapt. 9
Meeting-16Chapt. 9 info/notes and questions and Review for Quiz 3Read Chapt. 10 and study for Quiz 3
Meeting-17Quiz 3 on Chapts.7,8,9 

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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