Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associations. 5th edition, Washington, DC 2001
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
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on lectures, reading, examination, group discussion, videos, quizzes and writings.
On completion of this course, student should be able to analyze, interpret, and demonstrate the following:
Counseling Process and Theories
Core Counseling Activities
Examination, power point presentations, paper, etc.
Each student will write an 8-10 page APA Style paper on assigned topic. Material from course textbook and three additional references must be included. This paper will be typed in APA format with appropriated references cited. This project should be well organized. Research papers will be graded for appropriate content, proper English/grammar usage, and the student's understanding of the material. An outline will be turned in to the instructor for this paper.
PowerPoint Presentation: Students will give a 10 min presentation on the assigned research paper.
There will be a Mid-term and Final Exam and five weekly Quizzes. Each Student will keep a weekly Journal. Students will present five current events to the class.
Two exams 100 points ea. = 200 points
Five quizzes 20 points ea. = 100 points
One presentation 100 points = 100 points
Paper Outline/Proposal = 50 points
One paper 100 points (APA Style) = 100 points
Attendance/participation = 50 points
Current Event Articles 10 points ea. = 50 points
Journals = 50 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late unless you receive prior approval from the instructor. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All cell phones and electronic devices should be off during class.
A Professional Thought: As a student at a university, you should consider yourself a professional. A learning experience in psychology requires that one be able to combine their personal experiences while viewing behavior. It is often stated that we all have “issues”. The ability to deal with and understand our issues is part of being a professional. This class is not a personal counseling session and it would therefore be unprofessional to monopolize our limited time together by disclosing personal information that is inappropriate for this forum.
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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