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PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
Davis, Lon Mark


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.
CoursePS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling WO
SemesterS2OO2005
FacultyDavis, Lon Mark
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesLicensed Professional Counselor
National Board Certified
Office LocationThe Hawthorne Center, Waynesville, Missouri
Office HoursBy Appointment
Daytime Phone573-528-3671
Other Phone573-774-3211/Fax 573-774-3711
E-MailLon.Davis@pirate.park.edu
hawthornecenter@yahoo.com
Web Pagehttp://home.earthlink.net/~hawthornecenter/
Semester DatesMarch 25th - May 15th 2005
Class DaysFriday
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
PerquisitesPsychology 101 is suggested.
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Samuel T. Gladding, Counseling A Comprehensive Profession. 5th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Hall Publisher, 2004

Additional Resources:
Optional:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associations. 5th edition, Washington, DC 2001


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

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on lectures, reading, examination, group discussion, videos, quizzes and writings.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to analyze, interpret, and demonstrate the following:
Counseling Process and Theories
Core Counseling Activities
Career Specialties

Course Assessment:
Examination, power point presentations, paper, etc.
Research Paper:
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.

Grading:
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
700 points

700-665=A
664-630=A-
629-606=B+
605-583=B
582-560=B-
559-537=C+
536-514=C
513-490=C-
489-466=D+
465-443=D
442-420=D-
419-000=F

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.

Session 1FridayMarch 25Chapter 1
Session 2FridayApril 1Chapter 2, 3 & 4/CE/Quiz
Session 3FridayApril 8Chapters 5, 6 & 7/Presentations/CE/Quiz
Session 4FridayApril 15Chapters 8 & 9, 10 & 11/Outlines Due/
Presentations/CE/Quiz
Session 5FridayApril 22Chapter 12 & 13/Midterm Exam/Presentations

Session 6FridayApril 29Chapters 14, 15, 16 & 17/Presentations/CE/Quiz

Session 7FridayMay 6Chapters 18 & 19/Presentations/CE/Quiz
Session 8FridayMay 13Final Exam/Presentations/Journals
Due/Final Papers Due

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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