Ps 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
F1E 2007 PE
Doctor of Ministry in Gospel and CultureMasters of Divinity Clinical Pastoral Education/Certified Marriage and Family TherapistMarriage and Family
August 20, 2007 - October 14, 2007
4:45 - 10:10 PM
Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy, Seventh Edition, Corey, Gerald, 2005, Thomson Publisher
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Learning is and should always be an exciting, enjoyable and challenging process. Therefore, my style of instructing is to create an atmosphere and set a tone that is non-intimidating to the student. Thus, fostering an environment that each student may willingly participate in meaningful dialogue geared toward meeting the course's overall learning objectives:
1) Establish an open milieu for intellectual stimulation via lecture, group discussion and audio visual aide.
2) Provide access to academic excellence with the latest and most updated research and discoveries through assigned group projects and Internet exploration.
3) Finally, prepare the student for critical thinking and effective communication via writing assignments and class presentations.
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:
Group Chapter Presentations, Group Case Study and Individual Research Paper Assignments:
1) A Group Chapter Presentation and a Group Case Study Presentation will be required this semester. Easch group will be assigned a chapter or section from our required text and will be allowed one hour for all Group Chapter and Case Study Presentations. Please feel free to be as creative as possible during these presentation. Please feel free to be as creative as possible during these presentations. You may make use of other relevant resources such as: Intgernet Research, Medical Publications, Newspaper Articles, Audio Visual
Aide, and Movie Clips in support of your presentations. Additional guidance will be provided relative to the presentations after the second week of class.
2) A Core Assessment is required this semester. I will provide specific guidance regarding the Core Assessment during the first and second week of the course.
3) The Core Assessment is due by the end of the six-week of class. Please do not panic nor stress, additional information and ample guidance will be provided.
Course Grading Scale:
The total number of points for the course is: 100
F: 59% and below
Midterm Exam = 25 points
Final Exam =25 points
Core Assessment =25 points
Class Participation/Attendance/Group Presentations =25 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course material will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to place all trash in trash receptacle. All food and drink must be removed from the classroom at the end of the class session. Students are expected to respect the opinions of their classmates and engage in meaningful discussions.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Session Topic
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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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