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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Jones, Kuishia


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

S2OO 2006 WO

Faculty

Ms. Kuishia M. Jones

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Matsers of Science in Counseling Education
Matsers of Science in Criminal Justice

Office Location

FTLW, Suite #10

Office Hours

Monday-Thrusday 6:00p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Daytime Phone

(573) 563-7808

Other Phone

(573) 329-2798

E-Mail

Kuishia.Jones@pirate.park.edu

jonesk@wood.army.mil

kuishia@earthlink.net

Semester Dates

20 March-14 May 2006

Class Days

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Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Prerequisites

Suggested prerequisite is PS 101 or its equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Gladding, Samuel T.  Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession (5th Edition).  (2004) Prentice Hall Publishers.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
NONE


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 of interactiveness based on reading, lecture, written examinations, counseling exercises; computer based physiological testing, and counseling dialogues.  The instructor will utilize a person-centered approach of learning to generate innovative ideas, issues, and challenges

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.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
The assessment of learning will be conducted through written examinations, counseling exercises, computer assessments tests, and counseling technique projects.

Grading:
Examination #1 – 25% of your FINAL GRADE
Examination #2 – 25% of your FINAL GRADE
Examination #3 – 25% of your FINAL GRADE
Counseling Exercises/Projects – 25% (MANDATORY)
TOTAL – 100%                  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will not be accepted without official documentation (Medical documentation, PCS, TDY orders, etc.) verifying the reason for the absence.  All documentation must have dates, times, reason, point of contact, and point of contact number.  Other assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation in lecture is expected and will be part of the final grade. The student is expected to be at each class meeting and on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons (TDY, illness) will be excused, but the student is responsible to make up the work. The student must contact the instructor AND Park University-FTLW office prior to missing a class. If the office is closed, please leave a detailed message on the answering machine. Two consecutive unexcused absences will result in automatic academic withdrawal. Two non-consecutive unexcused absences are excessive and three unexcused absences will result in an administrative withdrawal and a grade of “F” (attendance for the semester). Three excused absences are excessive. Any student with one or more unexcused absences may not receive a grade of Incomplete.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
PART I   HISTORICAL & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING

March 21, 2006

Introduction (Rules & Student Reponsibilities)
                           
Chapter 1 - (History of and Trends in Counseling)                    
Chapter 2 - (The Effective Counselor)
Chapter 3 - (Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counseling)
Chapter 4 - (Counseling in a Multicultural and Pluralistic Society)

March 28, 2006  
Chapter 5 - (Building a Counseling Relationship)
Chapter 6 - (Working in a Counseling Relationship)
Chapter 7 - (Termination of Counseling Relationship)

April 4, 2006 –  Examination #1

PART II   COUNSELING PROCESS & THEORY

April 11, 2006  
Chapter 8  – (Psychoanalytic and Alderian Approaches to Counseling)
Chapter 9 – (Person Centered, Existential, & Gestalt Approaches to Counseling)                              
Chapter 10 – (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Transactional Analysis)
Chapter 11 – (Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Reality Therapy)

April 18, 2006 – Examination #2

April 25, 2006
Chapter 12 (Marriage and Family Counseling Systems Theory)
Chapter 13 (Groups in Counseling)
Chapter 14 (Career Counseling over the Life Span)

PART III   SKILLS & SPECIALTIES IN THE PRACTICE OF COUNSELING

May 2, 2006  
Chapter 15 (Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School Counseling)
Chapter 16  (College Counseling and Student Life Services)  
Chapter 17 (Mental Health, Substance Abuse, & Rehabilitation Counseling)
Chapter 18 (Consultation)

May 9, 2006 – Examination #3

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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