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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
Learning Outcomes:A. Discuss general counseling models for effective helping.
B. Describe and contrast the various approaches used in the helping professions.
C. Define a helping relationship and counseling in concrete terms
D. Describe the impact of personal values on helping relationships.
E. Decribe the impact of personal values on helping relationships.
F. Increase awareness of individual preferences, strengths and weaknesses and how they affect helping relationships.
G. Explain the five steps of the relationship stage as described in the textbook.
H. Discuss ethical considerations relating to the helping professions.
I. Describe the major helping strategies and the six steps of the strategy phase.
J. Describe crisis intervention.
K. Discuss major counseling theories.
L. Identify major issues affecting the helping professions.
M. Identify trends of counseling
Course Assessment: Examinations, quizzes, written paper, class discussions
Grading: Mid-Term 20%
Final Exam 20%
Class participation/attendace/punctuality 10%
Written report 15%
Counseling Practicum 25%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Ten (10) points will be deducted for each class session, when class assignments are submitted late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Participation - students should be ready to participate and contribute. Please be prompt. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each clas period. Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class,your lateness will receive a reduction in points. ATTENDANCE DOES NOT EQUAL PARTICIPATION.
2. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and prepared to discuss them. Periodic quizzes may be given at the beginning of class. Tardy arrival will result in missing the quiz. QUIZZES MAY NOT BE MAKE UP. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, lecture and practicum. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in class participation is another portion of your grade. Assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
3. Examinations - There will be Mid-Term and a Final examination. Exam answers will be objective and essay from both assigned readings and lecture notes derived from other scources other than your textbook. 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 must be turned in for a final grade to be awarded. Any work not turned in before the end of the grading cycle will be assigned a zero and averaged into the final grade.
4.Written Report - All reports must be submitted on time. They must be submitted in MICROSOFT WORD using proper spelling, grammar and source citation.
5.Computers - Make writing and revisiong much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers can run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive and print out copies for backup purposes.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 - Introduction,review syllabus,Overview of textbook
Week 2 - Chapter 2
Group discussion and practical exercises
Week 3 - Chapters 3 and 4
Week 4 - Chapters 5,6
Week 5 - Chapters 7 and 8
Week 6 - Chapter 9, Written Reports due
Week 7 - Counseling Practicum
Week 8 - TBD/TBA
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 Undergradute 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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog Page 100
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