PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
F2QQ 2006 HI
Black, Charles A.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Master of Education, Educational Psychology, University of Utah, SLC, UTBachelor of Science, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Building 383 Hill AFB, UT
0800 - 1600 hours
23 Oct - 17 Dec, 2006
9:30 - 4:00 PM
Textbook: Nystul, N (2006). Counseling (3rd Ed). Pearson Pulbishers, NY. NY. 2006
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Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor's philosophy6 is one of interactive exchange with students by presenting the course material in a way that is clearly understood by each student to the extent that they can see how this learning applies to the lives, both personal and professional. This course is based on lectures on course material from the textbook, elaborated on with stories from life to emphasize the point discussed. The instructor may also employ readings, videos and internet sources for discussion.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Read the following scenario regarding a counseling client and then answer the questions following it:
You have been working with a young client who we will refer to as Dan for 3 months. He was initially wary, reticent and cautious. It has taken patience and careful iuse of your trust and relationship -building skills to break through some of his resistance. He is beginning to talk and share something of his real life with you in your counseling sessions. Yet each time you begin to make some progress, he begins to draw back into his shell with a defensive remark such as: "You shrink types are all the same. You get your kicks out of prying into other people's lives." You, the counselor, repeatedly assure him, reminding him of the sanctity and privacy of your office and the confidentiality of your relationship. He has tested your integrity a number of times and has attempted to probe your attitudes and values. You have responded by using active listening to keep the focus on him. You have invested a considerable amount of counseling time reaffirming your trustworthiness.
Finally your persistence and patience pay off. After much hesitation Dan slowly discloses some of his secrets, meanwhile closely monitoring your reactions to him. He seems satisfied as to your neutrality and acceptance of him and so continues to describe his problems. It seems that this 16 year old boy has quite a successful career selling various drugs - speed, downers, marijuana, and sometimes cocaine and crack - to other students in the junior and senior high school. He shares that he has no intention of quitting. He explains that finally by engaging in this activity he has the power, respect, and friends that he has yearned for. He also likes the excitement and risks, and enjoys having his "clients" dependent on him. He also needs the money for his family and likes what it can buy for him to impress people as well. He does, however, feel a little guilty, and he wants you to help him soothe his conscience as he knows his family would not approve. He has also been experiencing some overwhelming feelings of panic when he has trouble functioning. He has no idea what is causing these "attacks". He reminds you that, if you can't help him, he can always find someone who will. He notices your hesitency and so, laughingly, throws your own words back in your face: "Remember, everything you say in here is privileged communication, and nothing disclosed will ever leave this room." You feel you have but a moment to respond and decide on a course of action.
Questions To Be Addressed In Paper, 500 word minimum, written in A.P.A. style.
1. Symptoms of the client, Dan.
3. Ethical Considerations
4. Course of Action You Would Take Regarding the Scenario.
5. Treatment you would use to address Dan's symptoms.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Four Examinations worth 20% each and the core assessment paper, worth another 20%, for a total of !00%.
Final grade will be determined by the results of four examinations and the core assessment, each counting for 20% of the final grade. The exams will be graded according to the following scale:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 60% = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Material may be submitted late with instructor's permission. Tests taken after regular testing date will be an alternate test from the original.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Politeness and respect of others views is expected.
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