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PS 206 Intro to Guidance/Counseling
Chavez, Roberto


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

S1B 2008 BL

Faculty

Chavez, Roberto

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA-Education
MS-Education (Guidance & Counseling)
LPC-Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas)

Office Location

Bldg 641 Education Complex, Ft. Bliss, TX

Office Hours

1600-1700

Daytime Phone

915 568-5315

Other Phone

cell 915 240-3592

E-Mail

roberto.chavez@park.edu

bobby.chavez@us.army.mil

Semester Dates

7 Jan - 27 Feb 2007

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Gladding, Samuel T. COUNSELING: A COMPREHENSIVE PROFESSION (5th Edition), Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall. 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


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:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competence in the vocabulary used in guidance and counseling.
  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 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:
TOTAL POINTS: 220

Write a paper answering all the essay questions below. Please preface your answers with the item number and letter of the question you are answering. e.g “1. (a.) Empathic understanding. When the counselor …etc.”   Keep your answers brief but thorough enough to demonstrate your understanding of each concept. In giving your answers, imagine that you have been asked these questions by a curious, well-informed, intelligent person, 18 years or older, who has only the background knowledge of their culture and general education. 

The paper should not be “cut and paste” but a reflection of your knowledge gained from the course. It should be at least 700 words and include enough information to convince the reader that you understand the concepts, relationships, and issues you are discussing.

Core Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate competence in the vocabulary used in guidance and counseling. (50 pts.)

1.      Define the following and give an example of each in a counseling situation.

a.      Empathic understanding. (5 pts)

b.      Unconditional positive regard (5 pts)

c.      Transference (5 pts)

d.      Self Actualization (5 pts)

e.      Projection (5 pts)

f.      Denial (5 pts)

g.      Rationalization (5 pts)

h.      Repression (5 pts)

i.      Behavior Modification (5 pts)

j.      Assertiveness (5 pts)

Core Learning Outcome 2: Identify and critique key concepts found in the study of guidance and counseling. (20 pts)

2. Describe and discuss two major differences between the following techniques:

a.      Behavior therapy and person-centered therapy (10 pts)

b.      Family therapy and psychoanalytic therapy (10 pts)

Core Learning Outcome 3: Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process. (50 pts)

3. Discuss the ethical considerations of:

Part 1:

a.   Counseling a friend or relative. (10 pts)

b.   Pursuing a romantic relationship with a client or former client, either during or after a counseling relationship. (10 pts)

Part 2:   

c. Discuss the importance and limitations of confidentiality in a counseling setting.   Include in your answer specific information clients should have about this. (10 pts)  

d. If a client very seriously threatens to kill someone, discuss the ethics of informing the police. (10 pts)

e. Discuss the ethics of informing a friend, relative, or mental health professional if the counselor thinks the client is suicidal. (10 pts)

Core Learning Outcome 4: Practically apply guidance and counseling to one’s life and circumstances. (10 pts)

4. Describe how your knowledge of guidance and counseling principles might help your interpersonal relationships and reduce stress.

Core Learning Outcome 5: Evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationships. (30 pts)

5. List the most appropriate and inappropriate counseling techniques for the following problems. Briefly justify your choices.

a.      Low self-esteem (5 pts)

b.      Phobias (5 pts)

c.      A child’s behavior problem (5 pts)

d.      Marital problems. (5 pts)

e.      Lack of assertiveness (5 pts)

f.       Alcohol or Drug Dependency (5 pts)

Core Learning Outcome 6: Apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice, and case application (30 pts)

6. Discuss the basics of 3 counseling and guidance approaches. Include fundamental assumptions, terms, and principles/techniques.

Whole Artifact:

1. Use of APA format (10 pts)

2. Content of communication (10 points)

3. Technical skills in communication (10 Points)

 

 

 

Competency

Exceeds Expectation                    (2)

Meets Expectation                   (1)

Does Not Meet Expectation (0)

 

 

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking and effective communication are included in the University’s mission statement as well as in the literacies

Evaluation

 

Outcome # 1--Demonstrate competence in the vocabulary used in guidance and counseling (50 points)

 

Outcome #5—Evaluate the guidance and counseling processes that occur in helping relationship (30 points)

 

0-3 errors in defining and using vocabulary terms used in guidance and counseling (50 points)

5 or more concepts identified in evaluating the counseling process (30 points)

4-6 errors in defining and using terms, processes and issues in answering CA questions (35 points)

3-4 concepts identified in evaluating the counseling process (21 points)

More than 6 errors in defining and using terms, processes and issues in answering CA questions (0 pts)

2 or fewer concepts identified in evaluating the counseling process (0 points)

 

Synthesis

 

Outcome #2—Identify and critique key concepts found in the study of guidance and counseling (20 points)

 

 

0-1 errors in describing key concepts (20 points)

 2-3 errors in describing key concepts ( 14 points)

More than 3 errors in describing key concepts (0 points)

Analysis

 

Outcome #3—Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process (part 1) (20 points)

3 or more reasons why these issues are unethical in EACH of the TWO areas of concern (20 points)

Only 2 reasons why these issues are unethical in EACH of the TWO areas of concern (14 points)

 

1 or no reasons why these issues are unethical in EACH of the TWO areas of concern (0 points)

Application

 

Outcome #3—Identify ethical issues in the guidance and counseling process (part 2) (30 points)

 

 

Outcome #4—Practically apply guidance and counseling to one’s life and circumstances (10 points)

 

 

Outcome #6—Apply understanding of basic helping skills utilizing theory, practice and case application (30 points)

3 or more reasons why these ethical issues are important in EACH of the THREE   areas of concern (30 points)

3 or more guidance and counseling concepts applied to one’s life (10 points)

 3 or more counseling and guidance approaches including assumptions, terms and principles/techniques (30 points)

Only 2 reasons why these ethical issues are important in EACH of the THREE   areas of concern (21 points)

Only 2 guidance and counseling concepts applied to one’s life (7 points)

2 counseling and guidance approaches including assumptions, terms and principles/techniques (21 points)

1 or no reasons why these ethical issues are important in EACH of the THREE areas of concern (0 points)

1 or no guidance and counseling concepts applied to one’s life (0 points)

1 or no counseling and guidance approaches including assumptions, terms and principles/techniques (0 points)

Effective Communication

Use of APA format

Whole document, question answers and references are formatted in correct APA style with 0 errors (10 points)

Whole document, question answers and references contain 1 - 2 APA style errors (7 points)

Whole document question answers and references contain more than 2 APA style errors (0 points)

Content of communication

Answers to questions were organized, focused and statements were effectively supported (10 points)

Answers to questions were organized, focus may not be clear at times and support for statements was minimal

 (7 points)

Answers were challenging to read due to disorganization, lack of focus and statements were not supported (0 points)

Technical Skill in Communication:

Proofreading was effective and there were few, if any grammatical and/or structural errors and the errors were not distracting for the reader (10 points)

More effective proofreading was needed with more grammatical and/or structural errors which was somewhat distracting for the reader

 (7 points)

 Proofreading was not effective and grammatical and/or structural errors were so frequent that it was too challenging to read (0 points)


Class Assessment:
1. Lecture/Discussion   2. Group Discussion   3. Group Work/Exercises   4. Visual aids   5. Exams/quizzes      6. Written assignment   7. Counseling Practicum

Grading:

1.Mid-Term 20%

2.Final Exam 20%

3.Quizzes  5%

4.Class participation/attendance  10%

5.Core Assessment Assignment 20%

6.Counseling Practicum  25%

 

90-100=A

80-89=B

70-79=C

60-69=D

<=59  F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments will have 10 points deducted for each class session when they are submitted late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  

2.Students who leave after the class break (6:00PM) will be counted as an excused absence. Those leaving without notifying the instructor will be reported as an unexcused absence.   Regardless of the circumstances you must notify the instructor.

3.If there is an illness or other unavoidable reason for missing class, the student must contact the instructor BEFORE class time to receive an excused absence.  If a student misses more than THREE class sessions, they will lose one letter grade.  More than SIX class sessions missed will result in a failure of the course.  Two UNEXCUSED absences will be reported to the Center Administrator.  

4.Participation - Students should be ready to participate and contribute.  Please be prompt.  Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class period.  Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points (5). Attendance does not equal participation.

5.Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  Periodic quizzes may be given at the beginning of class.  Tardy arrival at class will result in missing the quiz.  Quizzes may not be made 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 readings will not always be reviewed in class; examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.

6. Examinations – There will be a mid-term and a final examination.  Exam answers will be objective and essay.  Examinations will be from both assigned readings and lecture notes derived from other sources other than your textbook.  If an examination is missed, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor BEFORE the examination to arrange for a make-up exam.  All assignments will have 10 points deducted for each class session when they are submitted late. All work must be turned in for a final grade. Any work not turned in before the end of the grading cycle will be assigned a zero and averaged into the final grade.

7.  Written Assignment – All reports must be submitted on time.  They must be submitted in Microsoft Word using proper spelling, grammar and source citation.  

8.  Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash.  Students must be responsible for planning and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes

 

Academic Honesty - Cheating on examinations or plagiarism will not be tolerated.  All written work must be your own, yours alone, with proper identification given appropriate authors.  Any occurrence will be reported to the Center Administrator, may result in an “F” and being dropped from the course and the university

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CLASS CALENDAR:  

 

Week 1:
Session 1: Mon, 7 Jan, Introduction, review syllabus, overview of textbook; Chapter 1: Historical & Professional Foundations of Counseling.
 Session 2: Wed,  9 Jan, Chapter 2: Personal & Professional Aspects of Counseling; Chapter 4: Counseling in a Multicultural & Diverse Society.
 
Week 2:
Session 3: Mon, 14 Jan, Chapter 5: Building a Counseling Relationship; Chapter 6: Working in a Counseling Relationship; Chapter 7: Termination of Counseling Relationships.  
Session 4: Wed, 16 Jan, Chapter 8: Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, & Humanistic Theories of Counseling; Chapter 9: Behavioral, Cognitive, Systemic, Brief, and Crisis Theories of Counseling.
 
Week 3:
Session 5: Mon, 21 Jan, Chapter 10: Groups in Counseling.
Session 6: Wed, 23 Jan, Chapter 3: Ethical & Legal Aspects of Counseling
 
Week 4:
Session 7: Mon, 28 Jan, Chapter 13: Testing, Assessment, & Diagnosis; Chapter 14: Career Counseling over the Life Span; Review for Mid-Term (?).
Session 8: Wed, 31 Jan, Mid-Term Exam.
 
Week 5:
Session 9: Mon, 4  Feb, Chapter 15: Marriage & Family Counseling
Session 10: Wed, 6 Feb, Chapter 16: Elementary, MIddle, & Secondary School Counseling; Chapter 17: College Counseling & Student-Life Services.
 
Week 6:
Session 11:  Mon, 11 Feb, Chapter 18: Substance Abuse & Disability CounselingCore Assessment paper due.
Session 12: Wed, 13 Feb, Chapter 19: Mental Health & Community Counseling
 
Week 7:
Session 13: Mon, 18  Feb: TBD/TBA- Guest Speaker.
Session 14  Wed, 20 Feb , Counseling Practicum.  
 
Week 8:
Session 15: Mon, 25 Feb, Counseling Practicum, Review for Final Exam (?).
Session 16: Wed, 27 Feb, 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 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.

  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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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