PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
U1H 2006 BUX
Hartley, R. Derald
Senior Adjunct Instructor
MA - General Experimental PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor in S. C.
Befor and after class and by appointment
Summer 2006, June 5 - July 30, 2006
Textbook: Nystul, M. S. (2003). Introduction to Counseling: An Art and Science Perspective. 2nd ed. New York: Allyn and Bacon.
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 Prerequisite: PS101 or equivalent. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: This is an individualized instruction; therefore, the student will have weekly contact with the instructor. The student will be prepared to guide the interaction by asking questions and seeking clarification of assigned materials. The instructor will provide additional materials, handouts, etc., as deemed appropriate, to assist the student's command of the course content.
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: There will be a mid-term and a final exam. The student will also prepare a paper on a counseling theory in Chapter 8 or 9.
Grading: Paper = 10; core assignment = 10; mid-term and final = 80%
Grades are assigned as follows: 90 - 100 = A; 80 - 89 = B; 70 - 79 = C; 60 - 69 = D; below 60 = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Core assignment, paper, and exams are due as noted and will not be accepted after the week they are due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The student will meet with the instructor weekly at an agreed-upon time and place. If the student or the instructor cannot meet, the other will be notified in advance at the earliest possilbe time. Between meetings the students may reach the instructor by e-mail or phone.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week Chapter/s Assignments
1 1 and 2 Overview and Professional Preparation
2 3 Counseling Process
3 4 Assessment and Diagnosis
4 6 Developing a Personal Approach
Mid-term exam is due (Chapters 1 - 4,
6); counseling theory paper is due
5 11 Child and Adolescent Counseling
6 12 Group Counseling
7 13 and 14 Career and School Counseling
8 15 Mental Health Counseling; Final exam is
due (Chapters 11 -15); core assigngment
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