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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Strausser, Robert M.


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 MN
SemesterS2Y2005   NSA Mid-South Millington
FacultyStrausser, Robert M.
Daytime Phone873-8100 (Work)
Other Phone386-2605 (Home)
E-MailRobertStrausser@pirate.park.edu
straur @bellsouth.net
Semester DatesOctober 29--December 17, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time8:30 - 1:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
by  Gerald  Corey (7th  Edition)
Published by Brooks/Cole


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

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of vocabulary found in the guidance and counseling process.
- identify, apply, and critique key concepts found in the  study of guidance and counseling.
- identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process.
- evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationships.
- apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application.

Course Assessment:
The final grade is determined by the number of points earned on exams, assignments, class participation, homework, and reviews of assigned journal articles.  Four major tests will be given during the term; each test will be worth 100 points.  Tests will be combinations of multiple choice items, essay questions, and problem involving writing skills.

Homework assignments designed to expand and clarify the information covered in the chapters will be given during the semester.  A total of 50 points can be earned for homework assignments.

Four articles will be distributed throughout the course.  A short review and summation of the article will be done. Forms for the review will also be distributed as well as a list of due dates for each review article.  Each review will count 25 points towards the total points.

Grading:
POSSIBLE POINTS:
      MAJOR TESTS --------400  POINTS
      HOMEWORK ----------- 50  POINTS
      CLASS PARTICIPATION -50  POINTS
      ARTICLE REVIEWS ----100  POINTS

TOTAL ---------------------600  POINTS


GRADING  SCALE  

       560  TO   600  POINTS  =  A
       515  TO   559  POINTS  =  B
       455  TO   514  POINTS  =  C
       420  TO   454  POINTS  =  D
       LESS THAN 420  POINTS  =  F

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should conduct themselves in a mature, responsible, and respectful manner.  For example, no private conversations once class period begins, being on time, giving the speaker (be it classmate or instructor) your individual attention.  Please be sure to turn off electronic devices such as alarm on watch, pagers, cell phones, etc.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The textbook is the responsibility of the student and chapters should be read prior to each class meeting.

1st Week -- Review of Syllabus, General Introduction,
           Video on Psychotherapy,Distribute First
           Article, & Materials for Chaps 1-3

2nd  Week -- Review of Chaps  1, 2, 3
            Worksheets for Chaps 1-3

3rd  Week -- Review of Chaps 4 & 5
            1st Article Review Due

4th  Week -- Test on Chaps 1,2,3,4 & 5
            Review of Chaps 6 & 7  

5th  Week -- Test on Chaps 6 & 7
            Review of Chaps 8 & 9
            2nd Article Review Due

6th  Week -- Test on Chaps 8 & 9  
            Review of Chaps 10 & 11

7th Week --  Review of Chaps 15 & 16
            3rd Article Review Due

8th Week --  Test on Chaps 10, 11, 15, 16
            4th Article Review Due

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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