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 facilitator will engage each learner in lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions in review of material presented in the textbook. The learner can expect activities in the form of open discussion with a variety of exercises to encourage the lively exploration of ideas. Printed handouts, Internet, videos, web sites, will supplement text materials.
Learning Outcomes:The learner will be able to
-Discuss the therapeutic process and the practical elements of the counseling process
-Learn and practice listening and attending skills essential to the counseling process
-Discuss a variety of ethical and professional issues in counseling
-Develop a position on ethical and professional issues in counseling
-Discuss and differentiate between various counseling theories.
-Identify and apply theoretical perspectives used in counseling to specific case studies.
-Develop your own personal theoretical approach to counseling
Course Assessment: The course will be evaluated by student's successful completion of a Mid-Term and Comprehensive Final Examination, Term Paper and Presentation.
The Mid-Term is a take home examination in which you will be given one week to complete. The Final Examination will focus on review of all theories, consisting of multiple choice, and short essay answers.
The Term Paper and Presentation requirements, ask that the student incorporate the use of one or more of the theories into a case scenario, and is presented in class. Discussion and further information regarding this assignment will be given in class time.
Grading: 91% - 100% A 108 to 120 points
81% - 90% B 96 to 107 points
71% - 80% C 84 to 95 points
61% - 71% D 72 to 83 points
60% or below F 71 points or lower
Midterm 40 points 33.3 % Term Paper/Presentation 40 points 33.3% Comprehensive Final 40 points 33.3%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due on the date agreed upon. Late assignments will be dropped a letter grade with out a valid excuse for doing so. This must be discussed in advance with the instructor, if possible.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: CLASS SCHEDULE
Class/Date Assignment Activity
1.10/18 Course Overview, Requirements & Class Introductions
2.10/20 Chapter 1,2 Thought Questions for Reflection
3. 10/25 Chapter 3,4 Multicultural Exercise
4. 10/27* Chapter 1 Historical Trends
5. 11/1* Chapters 14,15,16,17,18,19 Counseling Specialties
6. 11/3* Chapters 11, 12 Evaluation,
Research & Consultation
7. 11/8 Chapter 5 Relationships in Counseling
8. 11/ 10 Chapter 6 Relationships in Counseling
9. 11/15 Chapter 7 Dynamics That Hinder The
10. 11/17 Chapter 8 Focus on Selected Approaches
11. 11/22 Chapter 9 Focus on Selected Approaches
12. 11/24 HOLIDAY
13. 11/29 Chapter 13 Testing, Assessment, Diagnosis
14. 12/1 Comprehensive Review Video-
Process basic skills of Counseling
15. 12/6 PRESENTATIONS
16. 12/8 FINAL EXAMINATION
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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