PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
S1F 2007 QU
Dobson, Mary E.
MA Counselor Education
10 January - 7 March
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
• American Psychological Association (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
• American Counseling Association (1997). ACA Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.• Corey, G. (2005). Theory and practice of counseling in psychotherapy, 7th Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
• Egan, G. (2002). The skilled helper – A problem-management and opportunity-development approach to helping (7th Ed.). Wadsworth Publishing.
• Ivey, A.E. & Ivey, M.B. (2003). Intentional interviewing and counseling – Facilitating client development in a multicultural society (5th Ed.). Wadsworth Publishing.
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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:
1. Mid-term and Final Exams: Students will complete two examinations.
2. Core Assessment Case Study
3. In- & Out-of-class Assignments: Throughout the term you will be asked to complete short written exercises that will help you learn the concepts and prepare for the exams. These will be designed to provide you with practical experience in some of the basic counseling techniques we will be learning about this semester.
4. Modules: You must complete 2 modules. Any additional modules completed will be worth 2 points that will be added onto your mid-term or final exam point total (not percentage).
• The average of your midterm and final examinations will be worth 55% of your overall grade.
• The Core Assessment is worth 20% of your overall grade.
• Out-of-class assignments will be worth 5 points each for a total of 5% of your overall grade.
• In-class assignments and Skills Practice will be worth 5 points each for a total of 15% of your overall grade.
• Modules will be 5% of your overall grade.
90 – 100 % = A, 80 – 89 % = B, 70 – 79 % = C, 60 – 69 % = D, Below 60% = F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three dates of the due date without prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
• Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.
• Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises.
• The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
• Computers are now an integral part of our educational experience; you will be required to have access to the Internet on a regular basis. You will be required to use eCompanion with this course at parkonline.org.
• Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.
• Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
Class Meeting Schedule
Exams and Assignments Due
Meeting - 1
1-Introduction to Course & Counseling Field
Lecture & Group Work
Meeting - 2
2- The Helping Relationship
Assignment 1 Due
Meeting - 3
10-Personal Values & Ethical Considerations
Assignment 2 Due
Meeting - 4
4-Building Counseling Relationship
Assignment 3 Due
Meeting - 5
6-Current Theoretical Perspectives
Meeting - 6
7-Introduction to Strategies
Assignment 4 Due
Meeting - 7
Handout- Active Listening Skills & Empathy Skills
Assignment 51 Due
Meeting - 8
Handout- Probing & Summarizing Skills
10-Other Issues in the Counseling Process
Assignment 6 Due
Meeting - 9
Group Skills Practice
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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. 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 .
Last Updated:1/22/2007 9:50:56 AM