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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Dobson, Mary E.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling

Semester

S1F 2007 QU

Faculty

Dobson, Mary E.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA Counselor Education

Office Location

Quantico

Office Hours

TBA

E-Mail

mary.dobson@park.edu

dobsonme@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

10 January - 7 March

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Okun, B.F. (2002). Effective Helping: Interviewing and Counseling Techniques, 6th Edition. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

 

•  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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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: PS 101 or equivalent. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

I believe students need to take an active part in their learning. Students need to come to class prepared and willing to work. Much more can be learned through classroom activities and discussions then just simply reading the assignments. The classroom needs to be a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable to share their own opinions, debate them and have them challenged.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of vocabulary found in the guidance and counseling process.
  2. Identify and critique key concepts found in the study of guidance and counseling.
  3. Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process.
  4. Practically apply guidance and counseling concepts to one's life and circumstances.
  5. Evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationships.
  6. Apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application.


Core Assessment:



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. 



2.  Diagnosis 



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 Rubric

Class 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).

 

Grading:

 

• 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.

• Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values

Class Meeting Schedule

Chapters/Topics

Activities

Exams and Assignments Due

Modules

Meeting - 1
10 January

1-Introduction to Course & Counseling Field

Lecture & Group Work

 

 

Meeting - 2
17 January

2- The Helping Relationship

Lecture & Group Work

Assignment 1 Due

TBA

Meeting - 3
24 January

10-Personal Values & Ethical Considerations

Lecture & Group Work

Assignment 2 Due

TBA

Meeting - 4
31 January

3-Communication Skills
4-Building Counseling Relationship

Lecture & Group Work

Assignment 3 Due

TBA

Meeting - 5
07 February

5-Helping Theory
6-Current Theoretical Perspectives

Lecture & Group Work

Midterm Exam

TBA

Meeting - 6
14 February

7-Introduction to Strategies
8-Applying Strategies

Lecture & Group Work

Assignment 4 Due

TBA

Meeting - 7
21 February

Handout- Active Listening Skills & Empathy Skills

Lecture & Group Work

Assignment 51 Due

TBA

Meeting - 8
28 February

Handout- Probing & Summarizing Skills
10-Other Issues in the Counseling Process

Lecture & Group Work

Assignment 6 Due

TBA

Meeting - 9
07 March

 

Group Skills Practice

Final Exam

 


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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Critical Thinking Competency:  Synthesis Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify the correct course of action in the scenario utilizing  a minimum of 5 steps - exceeds expectations Identify the correct course of action in the scenario utilizing  4 steps - meets expectations Identify the correct course of action in the scenario utilizing   2 - 3 steps - does not meet expectations Idenfity the correct course of action in the scenario utilizing    0 -1 steps - no evidence 
Critical Thinking Competency: Synthesis Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify the correct  5 ethical considerations - exceeds expectations. Identify 4 of the correct ethical considerations - meets expectations. Identify 3 of the correct ethical considerations - does not meet expectations Identify 1-2 of the correct ethical considerations - no evidence. 
Critical Thinking Competency: Analysis Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify 5 of the symptoms needed for diagnosis - exceeds expectations. Identify 4 of the symptoms needed for diagnosis - meets expectations. Identify 3 of the symptoms needed for diagnosis - does not meet expectations. Identify 1 - 2 of the symtoms needed for diagnosis - no evidence. 
Critical Thinking Competency:  Evaluation Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Produce the correct diagnosis for the client on each of 5 Axis - exceeds expectations. Produce the correct diagnosis for the client on 4 of the 5 Axis - meets expectations. Produce the correct diagnosis for the client on 3 of the 5 Axis - does not meet expectations. Produce the correct diagnosis for the client on 1-2 of the 5 Axis - no evidence. 
Content Competency: Terminology Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No factual errors regarding written assignment - exceeds expectations. 1-2 factual errors regardng written assignment - meetss expectations. 2-3 factual errors regarding written assignment - does not meet expectations. 5 or more factual errors regarding written assignment - no evidence. 
Content Competency: Concepts Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate correct knowledge of key concepts of guidance & counsling in the 5 question areas - exceeds expectations. Demonstrate correct knowledge of key concepts of guidance & counseling in  4 of the questions areas - meets expectations. Demonstrate correct  knowledge of key concepts of guidance  & counsling in  2-3 of the questions areas - does not meet expectations. Demonstrate correct knowledge of key concepts of guidance & counseling in of 0-1 of the question areas - no evidence. 
Content Competency: Application Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Effectively incorporates  assessment issues by identifying and justifying 5 correct diagnosis areas  and treatments - exceeds expectations. Effectively incorporates assessment issues by justifying  4 diagnosis areas and treatments - meets expectations. Effectively incorporates assessment issues by justifying 3 diagnosis areas and treatments - does not meet expectations. Effectively incorporates assessment issues by justifying 1-2 diagnosis areas and treatments - no evidence. 
Technical Skills Competency: Whole Artifact Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Paper is written with correct form and punctuation - exceeds expectations. Paper has 1-2 errors regarding correct form and punctuation - meets expectations. Paper has 3-4 errors regarding correct form and punctuation - does not meet expectations. Paper has 5 or more errors regarding correct form and punctuation - no evidence. 

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