Additional Resources: Journal of Experimental Psychology
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: This is an individualized intruciton; therefore, the student will have weekly contact with the instructor. The student will be prepared to guide the interaction by asking questions and seeking clarification of assigned materials. The instructor will provide additional materials, handouts, etc., as deemed appropriate.
Learning Outcomes:The student will be able to: (1) trace the history and development of the guidance and counseling profession; (2)relate the importance of counseling theory to the practice of counseling; (3) identify the various contexts in which counseling occurs; (4) explain the various skills and knowledge needed by counselors; (5) discuss ethical and legal issues related to the counseling profession; and (6) name and discuss various theories of counseling.
Course Assessment: There will be a mid-term and a final exam. The student will also prepare two (2) papers on counseling theories included in Chapters 8 and 9 (one from each chapter).
Grading: Mid-term and final exams = 90%; 2 papers = 10%
Grades are assigned as follows: 90 - 100 = A; 80 - 89 = B; 70 - 79 = C; 60 - 69 = D; Below 60 or 4 unexcused absences = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Exams and papers are due as indicated on the class schedule below. The grade/s of exams and papers submitted late will be reduced by 5 points per day.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Student will meet with the instructor weekly. An agreed upon meeting time and place will be established at the first meeting. If the student cannot attend the weekly meeting time, he/she will notify the instrucotr in advance. Between meetings the student can reach the instructor by e-mail or phone.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week Chapter/s Assignments
1 1 and 2 Overview and Professional
2 3 Counseling Process
3 4 Assessment and Diagnosis
4 6 Developing a Personal Approach
Mid-term (Chapters 1 - 4, 6) and
Paper on Chapter 8 are due
5 11 Child and Adolescent Counseling
6 12 Group Counseling
7 13 and 14 Career and School Counseling
8 15 Mental Health Counseling (Final
exam (Chapters 11 - 15) and Paper
on Chapter 9 are 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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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