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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Turer, Ellen


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 LU
SemesterF2U2005
FacultyTurer, Ellen
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM.Ed. School Counseling  (Northern Arizona University)
M.Ed.Curriculum & Instruction  (Chapman University)
B.S. Management (Park University)
Office LocationLuke AFB, AZ
Office HoursBy Appointment and before or after class
Daytime PhoneC-623.680.8933
Other PhoneH-623.536.6336
E-MailEllen.Turer@park.edu
eturer@dysart.org
turer@earthlink.net
Semester DatesOctober 24, 2005 - December 18, 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time4:50 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Corey, Gerald; "Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy", 7th Edition.

Corey, Gerald; Student Manual "Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy", 7th Edition.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore


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:
I am a life long learner.  It is my hope that all students leave my classes with a strong desire and the skills necessary to be life long learners.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:
1. Discuss basic counseling practice and theory.
2. Practice communication skills necessary to a helping relationship.
3. Differentiate between various counseling theories.
4. Identify the theoretical perspective used in specific case studies.
5. Show and understanding of ethical considerations in guidance and counseling
6. Indicate how values affect the helping relationship.

Course Assessment:
Evaluation Method:
Observation     100 points
Opinion Paper   200 points  
Mid Term exam   100 points
Student Work Book Assignemnts   100 points
Personal Journal   100 points
Final Exam   100 points
Class attendance / Participation    80 points

Grading:
A = 780 - 702
B = 702 - 624
C = 623 - 546
D = 545 - 468
F = 467 or less

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Points will be deducted for late work.  See attached rubrics for total points deducted per assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings, be punctual, and participate in class discussions. If a student is unable to complete the class attendance according to university policy, it is his/her responsibility to withdraw from the class. In cases of emergency or illness, students are to contact the instructor immediately and arrange for another student to take notes, pick up any handouts, etc.  Any unexcused absence or excessive tardiness will result in lowering your grade by one full letter grade.

Allowing students to make-up a missed exam is at the option of the instructor.  

Points will be deducted for late assignments.  The number of points deducted is at the option of the instructor.  If you turn in other assignments after the due date, expect to lose some points on the assignment.  Keep in mind that technology problems are not an excuse for late assignments.  If you have technology problems i.e. printing etc please make other arrangements like emailing to a fellow student for printing.  Keep electronic copies of all materials.

Park University's Policy Statements attached apply to this course.  Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated and will result in zero points for that assignment.  

In order for all students to have opportunities for active participation in class discussions and learning activities, classmates are encouraged to be respectful to their fellow students. Allow all students time to express their ideas and positively encourage comments from others.  Students must be assured that any personal information shared with classmates will be considered confidential.  

All assignments and exams must be completed in order to pass the course.

Class Meeting DatesChapter TopicsChapters /
Assignments Due Dates
Meeting - 1 Tue
10/25/05
Intoduction
The Counselor
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Student Workbook p. 6-14, 17-18,
Meeting - 2 Thur
10/27/05
Ethical IssuesChapter 3
Student Workbook
p. 31-32
Meeting - 3 Tue
11/01/05
Parent UniversityMeet @ Dysart Elementary School
12950 W. Varney
El Mirage, AZ
5:00 - 7:00
Meeting - 4 Thur
11/03/05
Psychoanalytic Therapy

Adlerian Therapy
Chapter 4
Student Workbook
p. 41-42

Chapter 5
Student Workbook
p. 57-60
Meeting - 5 Tue
11/08/05
Existential TherapyChapter 6
Student Workbook
p. 70-71
Meeting - 6 Thur
11/10/05
Person-Centerd TherapyChapter 7
Student Workbook
p. 81-82
Meeting - 7 Tue
11/15/05
Gestalt TherapyChapter 8
Student Workbook
p.92-93
Opinion
Paper due
Meeting - 8 Thur
11/17/05
Behavior TherapyChapter 9
Student Workbook
p. 105-106
Mid Term
Meeting - 9 Tue
11/22/05
Cognitive Behavior TherapyChapter 10
Student Workbook
p. 122-123
Meeting - 10 Thur
11/24/05
No ClassTurkey Day
Meeting - 11 Tue
11/29/05
Reality TherapyChapter 11
Student Workbook
p.138-139
Meeting - 12 Thur
12/01/05
Feminist TherapyChapter 12
Student Workbook
p. 153-154
Meeting - 13 Tue
12/06/05
Postmodern ApproachesChapter 13
Student Workbook
p. 168-167
Meeting - 14 Thur
12/08/05
Family Systems TherapyChapter 14
Student Workbook p. 181-182
Meeting - 15 Tue
12/13/05
Integrative PerspectiveChapter 15
Personal Journal
Student Workbook Check
Meeting - 16 Thur
12/15/05
 Final

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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