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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 instructor will utilize interactive teaching techniques including; lectures, large and small group discussion, videotape viewing of educational video, student presentations and workbook assignment completion.
Learning Outcomes:On completion of this course, the student should be able to have a basic understanding of counseling techniques. The student will become familiar with the basic theories in the field of counseling and analyze those theories as applied to simulated situations. The student will gain a greater knowledge in applying critical thinking techniques used in the helping professions.
Course Assessment: Attendance and class participation is required and will constitute 10% of your grade. A paper assignment and presentation of that paper will constitute a combined 20% of your grade (15% for paper and 5% for presentation). A quiz over the assigned text and class discussion from weeks 1-4 will constitute 30% of your grade. A daily journal will be turned in at the beginning of each class with a 2-page minimum and will constitute 10% of your grade. A final examination will constitute 30% of your grade.
Grading: Final grades will be computed as a percentage of the total number of 100 points. A (90%), B (80%), C (70%), D (60%), and F (less than 60%).
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late Submission of work will be evaluated on a case by case basis and the extenuating circumstances, including the final exam.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students will be required to attend class prepared with the reading assignments and homework completed prior to class. Students will be expected to respect their classmates' openness in discussions and willingness to explore themselves in the journey of the counseling process.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 03/14 - Course overview, group discussion, class expectations, Counseling questionnaire due (from chapter 1 of workbook), Chapter 1 - Introduction and Chapter 2 - The Counselor
Week 2 03/21 - Chapter 3 - Ethical Issues in Counseling Practice, Chapter 4 - Psychoanalytic Therapy
Week 3 03/28 - Chapter 5 - Adlerian Therapy Chapter 6 - Existential Therapy
Week 4 04/04 - Quiz over course material from weeks 1-3, Chapter 7 - Person Centered Therapy
Week 5 04/11 - Paper Presentations, Chapter 10 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Week 6 04/18 - DISCOVER (Will discuss in class)
Week 7 04/25 - Chapter 11 - Reality Therapy, Chapter 14 - Family System Therapy - Final Exam Review
Week 8 05/02 - Final Exam - Comments/Wrap Up - Video viewing
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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