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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Doran, Anthony P.


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.

Course

PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling MN

Semester

S1Y2006

Faculty

Doran, Anthony P.

Title

Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Psy.D.
MA
BA

Office Location

Millington NSA TN

Office Hours

By appointment or before & after class

Daytime Phone

(901) 874-4391

E-Mail

anthony.doran@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan 09 2006 - March 5, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:30 - 7:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
- Theory & PRactice of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 7th Edition by Gerald Corey, Brooks & Cole, 2005.  IBSN 0-534-53605-0
- STUDENT MANUAL - Theory & PRactice of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 7th Edition by Gerald Corey, Brooks & Cole, 2005.  IBSN 0-534-53606-9

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of vocabulary found in the guidance and counseling process.
2. Identify and critique key concepts found in the study of guidance and counseling.
3. Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process.
4. Practically apply guidance and counseling concepts to one's life and circumstances.
5. Evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationships.
6. Apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application.

Class Assessment:
Students will be assessed in class via
- Exams (50%)
- Quizzes (15%)
- Paper (20%)
- Participation (15%)

Grading:
Mid- term - 100 pts (25%)
Final - 100 pts (25%)
Quizzes (3) - (5% each)
Paper - 100pts (20%)
Participation - 100pts (15%)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Material generally can not be submitted late.  Only the most special circumstances apply - death in the family, critially ill family member, deployment, etc.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Treat others with dignity and respect.  Especially in a class in counseling and psychotherapy - be polite to one another.  On personal topics whatever is said in the room stays in the room.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 (Jan 10 & 12)
Tues   Chapter 1 - Introduction - Different therapy
Thurs  Chapter 2 - The Counselors: A person

Week 2 (Jan 17 & 19)
Tues   Chapter 3 - Ethics
Thurs  Chapter 4 - Psychoanalysis

Week 3 (Jan 24 & 26)
Tues   Chapter 5 - Adlerian Therapy
Thurs  Chpater 6 - Existensial Therapy

Week 4 (Jan 31 & Feb 2)
Tues   Chapter 7 - Person-centered therapy
Thurs  Mid-term (Chapters 1-7)

Week 5 (Feb 7 & 9)
Tues   Chapter 8 - Gestalt therpay
Thurs  Chapter 9 - Behavior Therapy

Week 6 (Feb 14 & 16)
Tues   Chapter 10 - Cognitive Therapy
Thurs  Chapter 11 - Reality Therapy

Week 7 (Feb 21 & 23)
Tues    Chapter 12 - Feminist Therapy
Thurs   Chapter 13 - Post Modern

Week 8  (Feb 28 & Mar 2)
Tues    Review
Thurs     - FINAL (Chapter 8 -13) & Paper 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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