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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Portillo, Claudia M.


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

Semester

S2B 2006 BLA

Faculty

Portillo, Claudia M.

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science Social Psychology
Masters of Art - Counseling

Office Location

639 Merritt Road, Ft Bliss, Tx 79906

Daytime Phone

915-740-0102

Other Phone

915-778-4233

E-Mail

CLAUDIA.PORTILLO@PARK.EDU

Semester Dates

FEBRUARY 4 - MARCH 24, 2006

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Okun, Barbara F., Effective Helping (6TH Edition)Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. 2002

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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, group work, quizzes, exams, presentations, and dialogues.  The facilitator will engage the class in group discussions to explore and exchange different views and ideas.

Class Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, group work discussions

Grading:
Mid-Term : 30%
Final Exam: 30%
Quiz:(1) 15%
Group Work: 15%
Class Participation/Attendance: 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late assignments will be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1.Participation-students should be ready to participate and contribute.
2.Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and prepared to discuss them.
3.Examinations-There will be a Mid-Term and Final Examination.  If an exam is missed, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor before the exam to make arrangements for a make-up. All work needs to be turned in for a final grade to be awarded.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1- Introduction, review syllabus, Chapter 1 and 2

Week 2- Chapter 3 and 4, Group work and Discussion-Assign Presentations(extra credit)/ Quiz

Week 3- Presentations on Chapter 5 and 6, Review for Mid Term, Group discussion

Week 4- Group Discussion/Mid Term Exam

Week 5- Chapter 7,8 and 9/ Group discussion

Week 6- Chapter 10/Review for Final Exam/Group discussion

Week 7- Final Exam

Week 8- Final Grades

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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