When: August 23, 2004 – October 17, 2004
5:30 – 9:50 PM Wednesdays
Campus, 2200 South M-291 Hwy (816) 252-9065
A practical application of the techniques,
styles, disciplines and psychological foundation for effective
psychotherapeutic counseling. Techniques
are emphasized with introduction to apply psychological theories.
OF THIS COURSE:
To introduce adult learners to the concepts of
counseling, to explore counseling techniques via practical experiences, to
promote communication and listening skills, and to promote individual adult
learner interests in applied psychology.
This course will require weekly-required
readings; lecture; class discussion of assigned readings and related issues;
guest speakers, role-playing.
Students will be expected to complete all
reading assignments and be prepared for discussion
TWO (2) exams
Each student will keep a weekly journal, due at
the beginning of each class. IF HAND
WRITTEN MUST BE LEGIBLE FOR CREDIT. (3
pg typed, double spaced, 12 font - preferred – 5 pg. Hand
ONE (1) 10 minute group presentation
ONE (1) research presentation (8 Min.)
Theory and Practice of Counseling and
Psychotherapy 6th Edition – Gerald Corey
Week 1 Welcome/Assignments/Expectations Chapter
# 1: Introduction & Overview
Week 2 Students
will prepare presentation on personal assessment Chapter 2
small groups – Video – Journal Assignment
Week 3 Group
Presentations/Discussion of Assessment
# 2: The Counselor/ Ethical Issues Chapter
Week 4 Lecture
# 3: Psychoanalytical Theory Chapter
4 Midterm Review- Journal Assignment
Week 5 Midterm
#4: Adlerian Therapy - Journal
Week 6 Lecture
#5: Existential/Person Centered Therapy Chapter
6 & 7
Exam – Journal Assignment
Week 7 Research
6: Gestalt/Reality Therapy Chapters 8 & 9
Week 8 Lecture
#7: Feminist/Family System Therapy Chapter 11 &12
Instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus
content and or requirements of the course to accommodate the needs of the
instructor and the class.
Attendance at all classes is expected. Class
participation evaluation will be correlated to attendance.
Midterm Exam 30%
Journal/Research Assignment 25%
Final Exam 30%
presentation will be due on the third night of class. The topic will be chosen
by the group based on the results of an individual evaluation taken on the
second night. Ample time will be given
during class for preparation. Everyone
is expected to participate. Each group
will be given a 10 – 12 min. time limit.
journal will be turned in at the beginning of each class. It must be legible to receive credit. Some suggestions for topics will be given in
the class. The purpose of this exercise
is to assist in self-discovery and personal growth.
will be assigned a topic of choice and will be required to research and present
findings to the class. A typed 1 page
paper will be given to the instructor at the end of the presentation containing
items discussed. Proper documentation
will be expected. – The purpose of this exercise is to practice public
speaking. – 8 min. limit.
Konnie Bullard – Masters of Science – Social Gerontology
Park Graduate in 1997 – Social Psychology -
1995 – Moved from Canada - Divorced after 16 years
as a farm wife. Most difficult writing
was grocery list.
I had 25 credit hours worked full time & went to school or studied.
Kept going to school after BS.
Love old folks –
Went to CMSU Masters Gerontology Program –
Work in LTC as an Act. Director to learn health care process…
1997 married a Police Office – Proud mamma of “Kemo”
Goal or Dream to teach – help other non-traditional students achieve
Father said – not college material….. 5 kids, only one to have a
masters but make the least amt. of money.
Was not going to tell you but you are Guinea Pigs. – 1st
child trial and error. Just learn. – learn together. Don’t know everything by a
long shot but have worked hard and will continue to.
Really excited and looking forward to this opportunity.
Major goal to learn – not so much the grade. But… the best instructors
were the tough ones. Spent a lot of time
sweating over exams and assignments…. Have not decided to take revenge or be
understanding… somewhere in the middle.
Promise to review – more
interested in participation than tests. Reflected in grade scale.
Who are You?
The first class in a long time?
Why are you here?
Where do you want to go?
What do you do- family ect.
Anything else you want to share….
No phones – pagers turned to vibrate.
2 - 15 min breaks 7:00 – 8:30 – (bathroom/phone calls
Do not leave early, count against you in participation - get your money’s worth.
Expect attendance but you are adults – vacation – kids ect.
Responsible to get info from a classmate. –
All make up tests might be essay –
It is ok to Eat in class, don’t smack your lips with gum and don’t
crunch ice. – (Most meals come from vending machine)
Sharing: - May seem like common sense but set the ground rules.
- Sensitive ground but Ever
taken a class where there was a talker who had to say something constantly and
then got carried away and told stories no one else could share…. Be mindful of
that… Can say that at first class because we are just setting the stage for the
next 8 weeks. Work with old folks all
day, not afraid to tactfully tell you to give it a rest.
Confidentially: Very important
what is heard in this class stays in this class. – Not to be discussed. Waiver to sign.
Be respectful and non-judgmental if differs from social, religious
beliefs. All ages – different
viewpoints. NO PREACHING.
Be open to growth. Be honest.
I am very impressed with the text.
Easy to read and understand.
Due to the high cost of books I will be using bits and pieces of the
workbook. One less book to buy.