PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
S2B 2006 BLA
Portillo, Claudia M.
Bachelor of Science Social PsychologyMasters of Art - Counseling
639 Merritt Road, Ft Bliss, Tx 79906
FEBRUARY 4 - MARCH 24, 2006
5:00 - 10:00 PM
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%
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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