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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Jagodzinski, Wendy C.


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.

Course

PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling

Semester

S1GG 2006 MI

Faculty

Jagodzinski, Wendy C.

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Sociology/Chemical Dependency
SSP (Specialist in School Psychology)
NCSP (National Certification for School Psychology)

Office Location

116 Rock Ridge Circle, MAFB

Office Hours

Please feel free to call or visit after 9am and before 10pm daily.

Daytime Phone

(701) 727-0304

Other Phone

(701) 340-5969 for ER's or if you have no response w/i 24 hours.

E-Mail

wendy.jagodzinski@park.edu

jagojjj@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

January 9 - March 1, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101 or equivalent

Credit Hours

3


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

Additional Resources:
Becoming Naturally Therapeutic, by Jacquelyn Small
The Helping Relationship 7th Edition, by Lawrence M. Brammer and Ginger MacDonald
Ethics in Psychology 2nd Edition, by Gerald P. Koocher and Patricia Keith-Spiegel


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 is one that includes interaction between the students, lectures, dialogues, examinations, media, internet, web sites, writing, and self-study. The instructor will engage each learner in the classroom and will expect student involvement throughout each session to facilitate the development of skills.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of vocabulary found in the guidance and counseling process.
  2. Identify and critique key concepts found in the study of guidance and counseling.
  3. Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process.
  4. Practically apply guidance and counseling concepts to one's life and circumstances.
  5. Evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationships.
  6. Apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. To develop human relations skills and be able to build effective helping relationships.
  2. To be able to identify verbal tactics used to stagnate and facilitate effective communication.
  3. To develop an integrated personal theory based on self-awareness including the acknowledgment of values, attitudes, and belief systems.
  4. To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the different strategies used in counseling relationships.
  5. To develop and utilize effective communication skills in all areas of your life.
  6. To develop a basic understanding of the different counseling theories and how they are effective.
Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Three examinations, comprehensive final examination, weekly journal entries, various written assignments, and class participation will all be used to calculate a final grade.

Grading:
All grades for all assignments and exams will average together and be worth the same number of points towards the final grade with the exception of the final exam. The final exam will be worth 20% of the final grade, while the remainder of the assignments and exams will combine to equal 80% of the final grade.  
 91-100 = A
 81-90  = B
 71-80  = C
 61-70  = D
Below 60 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of assignments will be accepted with the reduction of 10 points per class period it is late. If you know that you will be absent please request your assignment early and turn it in early!
Early work will earn you 2pts per day!

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please do NOT wear Cologne or Perfume to class.
Please be respectful of your peers, your instructor and any visitors we may have in class.
Do not talk while others are talking!
Be prepared for class!
Be on time for class!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jan  9 - Introduction and Chapter 1
Jan 11 - Chapter 2
Jan 16 - Martin Luther King Jr observed B-Day - no class
Jan 18 - Chapter 3, Assign 1 due, Review
Jan 23 - Chapter 1-3 test, Chapter 4
Jan 25 - Chapter 5
Jan 30 - Chapter 6
Feb  1 - Chapter 7, Assign 2 due, Review
Feb  6 - Chapter 4-7 test, Chapter 8
Feb  8 - Chapter 8
Feb 13 - Chapter 9
Feb 15 - Chapter 10, Assign 3 due, Review
Feb 20 - President's Day - no class
Feb 22 - Chapter 8-10 test
Feb 27 - Review, Assign 4 due
Mar  1 - Final Exam Chapters 1-10

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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