PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
S1Q 2006 FE
B.S. in PsychologyM.S. in Counselor Education
January 9, 2006 through March 12, 2006
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: BECOMING A HELPER
COREY, Marianne S. and COREY, Gerald
4th Edition 2003
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Videos, Internet, Materials by Students
http://www.infotrac.college.com/wadsworthCourse 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's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. The facilitator will encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, skills, theories, and techniques of helping.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Quizzes 100 points
Self-Assessment Journal 100 points
Mid-Term Examination 150 points
Final Examination 150 points
Punctuality 150 points
585-650 points A
520-584 points B
455-519 points C
390-454 points D
389 or less points OR three (3) or more unexcused absences F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Materials are due when they are scheduled. ALL WORK THAT IS LATE (UNLESS DUE TO AN EXCUSED ABSENCE) WILL BE REDUCED BY FIVE (5) POINTS PER DAY.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Participation - Students should be ready to participate and contribute, Please be prompt. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class period. ATTENDANCE DOES NOT EQUAL PARTICIPATION.
2. Be prepared for class. This means you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. Periodic quizzes may be given at the beginning of class. Tardy arrival will result in missing the quiz. QUIZZES MAY NOT BE MADE UP. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, quizzes, journaling, and examinations. You are expected to take part in discussions. Your in class participation is another portion of your grade.
3. Examinations - There will be a Mid-Term and Final examination. Examinations will likely consist of multiple choice, true/false, matching, and/or essay questions. If an examinaction is missed, it is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to contact the instructor BEFORE the examination to make arrangements for a make-up. Allwork must be turned in for a final grade to be awarded. Any work not turned in before the end of the grading cycle will be assigned a score of zero and averaged into the final grade.
4. Additional Student Assistance - When a student feels additional assistance is needed, it is her/his responsibility to seek out and make such a request of the instructor. The instructor will be available to a student for counseling about the course and any particular problems the student feels may be interfering with his/her learning experience.
5. All cell phones will be turned off and beepers placed on an inaudible signal during class time.
6. You may drink (non-alcoholic beverages) and eat ONLY IF you are prepared to LEAVE THE CLASSROOM AS YOU FOUND IT.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 - Introduction, review syllabus, overview of textbook, Chapters 1 and 2.
Week 2 - Chapters 3 and 4; Self-Assessment Journal Due
Week 3 - Chapters 5, and 6.
Week 4 - Chapter 7 and 8; Self-Assessment Journal Due
Week 5 - Chapters 9 and 10; Mid Term Examination
Week 6 - Chapters 11 and 12; Self-Assessment Journal Due
Week 7 - Chapters 13 and 14.
Week 8 - Chapter 15; Self-Assessment Journal Due
Week 9 - Final Examination
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
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 .