PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
F2UU 2006 CN
McCann, Virginia B.
M.A.Ed.L..P.C.Certified Guidance Counselor: Elementary and High
PS 101 or the equivalent
Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 7th Edition, Gerald Corey. 2005. Thomson Brooks/Cole ISBN 0-534-53605-0
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy consists of an interaction of
lectures, readings (text and outside) with reaction papers, quizzes,
videos, web sites, journal writing, and role-play. Each learner
will be encouraged to practice the skills learned for more effective
communication and counseling.
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:
Grading Policy: Quiz 1: 20% Quiz 2: 20% Quiz 3: 20% Paper: 20%
Wkly Journal Entries: 5% Short Reaction papers 5% Participation: 10%
Grading Scale: 90-100 A 80-89 B
70-79 C 65-69 D Below 64 F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
assignments are expected to be on completed on time. If there is
a reasonable excuse the student must contact the instructor prior to
the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Show
respect and courtesy for anyone speaking (instructor or student).
Be a good listener and do not monopolize any given class session.
Be prepared and be on time.
Class Activities* Assignments
Meeting 1 Get familiar with text/syllabus; introductions Read Chapts.1,2 Do journal entry
Meeting 2 Chapts. 1 & 2 info/notes and questions Read Chapt. 3
Meeting 3 Chapt. 3 info/notes and questions Read outside reading/react.paper
Meeting 4 Share reaction papers; skill-building (role-play) Read Chapt. 5
Meeting 5 Chapt. 5 info/notes and questions Study for Quiz 1 (Chapts.1-5)
Meeting 6 Quiz Read Chapt. 7
Meeting 7 Chapt. 7 info/notes and questions Read Chapt. 8
Meeting 8 Chapt. 8 info/notes and questions Read Chapt. 9
Meeting 9 Chapt. 9 info/notes and questions Read Chapt. 10
Meeting 10 Chapt. 10 info/notes and questions Read Chapt. 11
Meeting 11 Chapt. 11 info/notes and questions Study for Quiz 2 (Chapt. 7-11);
Meeting 12 Quiz; Read article/write react. paper in small group Read Chapt. 13
Meeting 13 Chapt. 13 info/notes and questions Read Chapt. 14
Meeting 14 Chapt. 14 info/notes and questions Read Chapt. 15
Meeting 15 Chapt. 15 info/notes and questions Last reading/react. paper
Meeting 16 Share reaction papers/ do skill building-roleplay Read Chapt. 16
Meeting 17 Chapt. 16 info/notes and questions Study for Quiz 3 (Chapts. 13-16)
Meeting 18 Quiz on Chapt. 13-16 500 word paper due
Meeting 19 Share papers in small groups do course evaluation
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 87In addition to the information on plagiarism provided in the Syllabus, it is important to add additional information that will prevent problems that have occurred in previous classes.
Assignments are expected to use outside sources such as reliable websites, the textbook Doc Sharing and Webliography information to support your ideas, but this information needs to be integrated into the paper in appropriate ways to highlight and support your ideas, observations and conclusions. This information should not be the major part of your assignment or response. Information from outside sources needs to be evaluated and discussed critically. Outside information is not to be used instead of your own thoughts and observations.
The assignments must NOT contain large chunks of quotes. When outside sources are used, they need to be documented within the assignment and at the end. Direct quotes (used very sparingly) need to be in quotation marks. It is not acceptable to copy directly from the textbook or websites even if this information is documented at the end of your assignment. Assignments need to be in your own words indicating that you have read and understood the information. A report of the material is not acceptable—the information needs to be applied to the specific questions that are asked in the assignment.
Responses need to follow the above expectations as well. The information used from outside sources needs to be described and discussed as to why this information supports either the question or the assignment of another student. It is not enough to just provide a list with little description or discussion.
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 .
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