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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Christ, Susann T.


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

S1R 2006 SCX

Faculty

Christ, Susann T.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., M.A, and PhD.

Office Location

Scott Air Force Base

Office Hours

8-4:30 p.m. (M-F)

Daytime Phone

618- 398-7581

Other Phone

618-744-1555

E-Mail

Susan.Christ @pirate.park.edu

schrist44@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7,  2006

Class Days

W, F

Class Time

7:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Prerequisites

PS 101

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Theory and Pactice of Counseling and Psychotherapy.
G. Corey, Brooks/Cole 6th edition

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
see Park University Website


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

Learning Outcomes:
  Core 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.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Two examinations will be given during the course consisting of essay questions. There will be a fifteen page term paper. There will be a weekly quiz covering material from the reading assignments.

Grading:
Midterm exam 25%
Final exam 25%
Term paper 25%
Quizes 25%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course material may result in a lower grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 Chapers 1, 2 and 3
Week 2 Chapter 4
Week 3 Chapters 4,5 and 6
Week 4 Chapters 7, 8 and 9 (midterm)
Week 5 Chapters 9 and 10
Week 6 Chapters 11 and 12
Week 7 Chapters 13 and 14
Week 8 Chapters 14 and 15 (final exam)

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
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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
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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
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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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