PS 206 Intro to Guidance and Counseling
FA 2008 HO
Dr. Margo Fallon
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phd. Counseling Psychology, MA Counseling, BSE Speech/Drama/EnglishLicensed Psychologist, Licensed Teacher - State of MO
Th 12:00 - 2:25
use email as it is faster
8-18- 08 - 12-12-08
10:10 - 11:25 AM
Textbook: Introduction to Theraputic Counseling: Voices From The Field, by Jeffrey A. Kotter, Thomson Learning, 2004
Additional Resources: Handouts provided in class.
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Educational Philosophy: My focus is on teaching the person as well as the subject matter. A major goal is to have students be fundamentally motivated by their interest in growing and learning, thereby gaining intrinsic value from the course rather than just having them be concerned with proving themselves relative to external criteria. I try to provide a variety of educational learning opportunities to access the various learning styles of all students, including practical experiential learning opportunities. A practicing Psychologist myself, I try to relate course material to real world use of course content. Last, but certainly not least, I encourage academic excellence and try to mentor students relative to their special talents, abilities, and eventual contributions to the psychology field.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
TOTAL POINTS: 220
Write a paper answering all the essay questions below using the APA format http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ which would include a title page, abstract, page numbers, internal documentation, reference page, internal documentation, etc.. Answer questions separately and do not use a narrative format. The website above will provide details on the APA format.
Please preface your answers with the item number and letter of the question you are answering. e.g “1. (a.) Empathic understanding. When the counselor …etc.” Keep your answers brief but thorough enough to demonstrate your understanding of each concept. If you use information from the text and/or outside references the information needs to be documented and direct quotes should be used minimally. In giving your answers, imagine that you have been asked these questions by a curious, well-informed, intelligent person, 18 years or older, who has only the background knowledge of their culture and general education.
The paper should not be “cut and pasted” but a reflection of your knowledge gained from the course. It should be at least 700 words and include enough information to convince the reader that you understand the concepts, relationships, and issues you are discussing.
Questions Assessing Core Learning Outcome 1 (Demonstrate competence in the vocabulary used in guidance and counseling.) 50 pts.
1. Define the following and give an example of each in a counseling situation. Do not copy the definition from the text and do not use examples from the text—apply your understanding of the information to an example for a counseling situation.
a. Empathic understanding. (5 pts)
b. Unconditional positive regard (5 pts)
c. Transference (5 pts)
d. Self Actualization (5 pts)
e. Projection (5 pts)
f. Denial (5 pts)
g. Rationalization (5 pts)
h. Repression (5 pts)
i. Behavior Modification (5 pts)
j. Assertiveness (5 pts)
Questions Assessing Core Learning Outcome 2 (Identify and critique key concepts found in the study of guidance and counseling.) 20 pts
2. Describe and discuss two major differences between the following models and their techniques:
a. Behavior therapy and person-centered therapy (10 pts)
b. Family therapy and psychoanalytic therapy (10 pts)
Question Assessing Core Learning Outcome 3 (Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process.) 50 pts
3. Identify and discuss the ethical considerations of:
a. Counseling a friend or relative. (10 pts)
b. Pursuing a romantic relationship with a client or former client, either during or after a counseling relationship. (10 pts)
c. Discuss the importance and limitations of confidentiality in a counseling setting. Include in your answer specific information clients should have about this. (10 pts)
d. If a client very seriously threatens to kill someone, discuss the ethics of informing the police. (10 pts)
e. Discuss the ethics of informing a friend, relative, or mental health professional if the counselor thinks the client is suicidal. (10 pts)
Questions Assessing Core Learning Outcome 4 (Practically apply guidance and counseling to one’s life and circumstances.) 10 pts
4. Describe and apply how your knowledge of guidance and counseling models might help your interpersonal relationships and reduce stress. Identify the model(s) and include specific concepts or techniques from the model(s) and discuss how they apply.
Questions Assessing Core Learning Outcome 5 (Evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationships.) 30 pts
5. List the most appropriate and inappropriate counseling models and techniques for the following problems. Specific justification for choices needs to be included in discussion.
a. Low self-esteem (5 pts)
b. Phobias (5 pts)
c. A child’s behavior problem (5 pts)
d. Marital problems. (5 pts)
e. Lack of assertiveness (5 pts)
f. Alcohol or Drug Dependency (5 pts)
Questions Assessing Core Learning Outcome 6 (Apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application.) 30 pts
6. Discuss the basics of 3 counseling and guidance models. Include fundamental assumptions, terms, and principles/techniques.
In addition, points will be given for:
1. Use of APA format (10 pts)
2. Content of communication (10 points)
Exceeds Expectation (2)
Meets Expectation (1)
Does Not Meet Expectation (0)
Critical thinking and effective communication are included in the University’s mission statement as well as in the literacies
Outcome # 1--Demonstrate competence in the vocabulary used in guidance and counseling (50 points)
Outcome #5—Evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationship (30 points)
0-3 errors in defining and using vocabulary terms used in guidance and counseling (50 points)
5 or more models and techniques identified in evaluating the counseling process (30 points)
4-6 errors in defining and using terms, processes and issues in answering CA questions (35 points)
3-4 models and techniques identified in evaluating the counseling process (21 points)
More than 6 errors in defining and using terms, processes and issues in answering CA questions (0 pts)
2 or fewer models and techniques identified in evaluating the counseling process (0 points)
Outcome #2—Identify and critique key concepts found in the study of guidance and counseling (20 points)
4 or more major differences were identified for the models compared (20 points)
3 or less major differences were identified for the models compared or differences described were not significant differences ( 14 points)
2 or less major differences were identified for the models compared or differences described were not significant differences (0 points)
Outcome #3—Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process (part 1) (20 points)
3 or more reasons why these issues are unethical in EACH of the TWO areas of concern (20 points)
Only 2 reasons why these issues are unethical in EACH of the TWO areas of concern (14 points)
1 or no reasons why these issues are unethical in EACH of the TWO areas of concern (0 points)
Outcome #3—Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process (part 2) (30 points)
Outcome #4—Practically apply guidance and counseling to one’s life and circumstances (10 points)
Outcome #6—Apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice and case application (30 points)
3 or more reasons why these ethical issues are important in EACH of the THREE areas of concern (30 points)
3 or more guidance and counseling concepts or techniques from model(s) applied to one’s life [model(s) needs to be specifically identified.] (10 points)
3 or more counseling and guidance models identified and discussed including assumptions, terms and principles/techniques (30 points)
Only 2 reasons why these ethical issues are important in EACH of the THREE areas of concern (21 points)
Only 2 guidance and counseling concepts or techniques from model(s) applied to one’s life [model(s) needs to be specifically identified.] (7 points)
2 counseling and guidance models identified and discussed including assumptions, terms and principles/techniques (21 points)
1 or no reasons why these ethical issues are important in EACH of the THREE areas of concern (0 points)
1 or no guidance and counseling concepts or techniques from model(s) applied to one’s life [model(s) not specifically identified.] (0 points)
1 or no counseling and guidance models identified and discussed including assumptions, terms and principles/techniques (0 points)
Use of APA format (10 points)
Whole document, question answers and references are formatted in correct APA style with 0 errors (10 points)
Whole document, question answers and references contain 1 - 2 APA style errors (7 points)
Whole document question answers and references contain more than 2 APA style errors (0 points)
Content of communication (10 points)
Answers to questions were organized, focused and statements were effectively supported (10 points)
Answers to questions were organized, focus may not be clear at times and support for statements was minimal
Answers were challenging to read due to disorganization, lack of focus and statements were not supported (0 points)
Technical Skill in Communication: (10 points)
Proofreading was effective and there were few, if any grammatical and/or structural errors and the errors were not distracting for the reader (10 points)
More effective proofreading was needed; grammatical and/or structural errors were somewhat distracting for the reader. (7 points)
Proofreading was not effective and grammatical and/or structural errors were so frequent that it was too distracting and challenging to read (0 points)
Class Assessment: 1. Class participation/attendance (obviously cannot be made up) - 10 points per class x 30 days = 300 pts.
Grading: Grading Scale:
Late Submission of Course Materials: If you miss class, you must get the assignment from one of your small group members, but obviously, experiential activities and participation grades cannot be made up. If your assignments are turned in late they will not receive the maximum number of points available. Points will be deducted per day and depend upon the quality of the assignment involved. If you are ill you may make up content assignments as long as you have not let your small group down by not providing your part of the work or notifying them in advance of the circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See Course Schedule As Attachment Below.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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. 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 .
Attachments:Intro to Counseling Course Schedule - Fall 08
Last Updated:8/16/2008 9:15:33 AM