CPSE 646 - Coun Theory Interv

Fall 2012

Section 001: 343 MCKB on T from 2:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Name: Ellie Young

Office Phone: (801) 422-1593

Office Location: 340-P MCKB

Email: ellie_young@byu.edu

Office Hours: T 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Or By Appointment

Name: Ben Bailey

Office Phone: (435)820-0635

Office Location:

Email: thebenbailey@gmail.com

Name: Troy Lea

Office Phone:

Office Location:

Email: troylea@gmail.com

Course Information

Description

This course is both a content and process driven course.  Our learning will focus on the content of major theories of counseling.  You will experience the process of using and mastering a set of counseling skills.  You will also experience the application of various counseling theories. 

Texts and Materials

Item

Vendor

Price (new)

Price (used)

THEORY & PRAC OF COUNSELING & PSYCH 9E Required

by G, COREY,

Edition 9

ISBN: 9780840028549

BYU Bookstore

$160.35

$120.30

PACKET COUNSELING SKILLS WORKBOOK FOR EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Required

by R, HEAPS,

ISBN: 9780700367061

BYU Bookstore

$3.25

$2.45

Learning Outcomes

Psychological Ethics

Students will learn the importance of Psychological Ethics and be able to discuss ethical guidelines with direct reference to duel relationships, sexual encounters with clients and using technology to provide therapy

Student will demonstrate this through a quiz, chapter summary, and in class discussion

Counseling theories

Students will be able to identify and discuss counseling theories according to underlying assumptions, mechanisms and processes of psychotherapy

Students will demonstrate this via quizzes, a comprehensive final, chapter summaries, and independent reading summary

Theory of therapeutic change

Students will be able to create their own theory of therapeutic change and what mechanism and processes make therapy effective

Students will demonstrate this through a term paper

Practical

Students will apply a variety of counseling theories during role plays and in case conceptualization activities.

Practical

Students will use the counseling skills in role plays and in every-day activities as reported in their journal.

Attendance Policy

You are expected to attend all classes, which will start on time.  You are expected to come prepared with all written assignments completed and printed at the beginning of class.  If an emergency occurs and you can not attend class,  you are expected to email Dr. Young as soon as possible to explain the situation.  Students who miss more than one class may have their group lowered one full letter grade.  Students who are tardy (more than 5 minutes) 3 times may have their grade lowered one full letter grade. 

Teaching Philosophy

 

Learning should be fun, challenging, and joyous. Please be respectful of the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of others. If you disagree, please share your ideas politely. Diversity of thought enriches learning and will be respected. We do not have to think the same, but we do need to rely on research and empirical theories and models. When you share your opinions, be prepared to discuss evidence that supports your opinion.

I reserve the right to change any part of the syllabus due to the learning needs of the students, teacher, or guest lecturers. I also reserve the right to make modifications in grading practices or point values.

 

Please be respectful of office hours. I am happy to meet with students and enjoy doing so. Please plan to meet with me during office hours or make an appointment so that I can best meet your needs. I intend to work from home several days each week and may not be available for student consultation beyond office hours or at previously scheduled appointments.

 

Assignment Descriptions

Theory of Change Paper

Due: Tuesday, Dec 04 at 11:59 pm

You will be required to write a 5-7 page paper that explains your current philosophy and approach to counseling.  The paper should include an explanation of what theories and techniques you plan to incorporate into your own counseling practice at this time of your training why you plan to incorporate these theories and techniques.

Professionalism and attendance

Due: Monday, Dec 10 at 11:59 pm

Each student will be given 10 points at the beginning of the semester.  It is assumed that students will maintain these points.  However, when students engage in the following behaviors poitns will be deducated:

 

1. Using the computer for non-class related business (i.e., facebook)

2. Answer cell phones or texting in class

3. Consistently being late to class or not notifying the instructor when not attending class.

4. Talking when others are talking

5. Showing disregard for the thoughts and feelings of others

6. Other behaviors deemed unprofessional by the instructor

Lab Skills 2

Due: Tuesday, Nov 27 at 11:59 pm

During the lab portion of the class, you will pass off the lab skills during role plays.  If you would prefer to pass off the skills individually with a TA, that can easily be arranged.  You can continue to pass off this assignment until mastery is achieved.  I hope all students will demonstrate competency with these skills.  

Lab Skills 1

Due: Tuesday, Oct 09 at 11:59 pm

During the lab portion of the class, you will pass off the lab skills during role plays.  If you would prefer to pass off the skills individually with a TA, that can easily be arranged.  You can continue to pass off this assignment until mastery is achieved.  I want all students to demonstrate competency with these skills.  

Counseling skills demo and peer review

Due: Tuesday, Sep 25 at 11:59 pm

You will record approximately 15 minutes of your use of skills that are included in the Counseling Skills Workbook using the GoReact online program.  You will select approximately 5 minutes of the video for your peers to review.  You will also review your peers' video and provide feedback. 

Counseling skills demo and peer review

Due: Tuesday, Nov 13 at 11:59 pm

You will record approximately 15 minutes of your use of skills that are included in the Counseling Skills Workbook using the GoReact online program.  You will select approximately 5 minutes of the video for your peers to review.  You will also review your peers' video and provide feedback. 

Outside Reading 1

Due: Tuesday, Sep 25 at 11:59 pm

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

Outside Reading 2

Due: Tuesday, Oct 23 at 11:59 pm

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

Outside Reading 3

Due: Tuesday, Nov 27 at 11:59 pm

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

Outside Reading 4

Due: Monday, Dec 10 at 11:59 pm

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

Application Journal 1

Due: Tuesday, Sep 25 at 11:59 pm

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Application Journal 2

Due: Tuesday, Oct 23 at 11:59 pm

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Application Journal 3

Due: Tuesday, Nov 27 at 11:59 pm

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Application Journal 4

Due: Monday, Dec 10 at 11:59 pm

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 1

Due: Tuesday, Sep 04 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 2

Due: Tuesday, Sep 11 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 3

Due: Tuesday, Sep 18 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 4

Due: Tuesday, Sep 25 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 5

Due: Tuesday, Oct 02 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 6

Due: Tuesday, Oct 09 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 7

Due: Tuesday, Oct 16 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 8

Due: Tuesday, Oct 23 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 9

Due: Tuesday, Oct 30 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 10

Due: Tuesday, Nov 06 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 11

Due: Tuesday, Nov 13 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 12

Due: Tuesday, Nov 27 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 13

Due: Tuesday, Dec 04 at 11:59 pm

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Final Exam

Due: Monday, Dec 10 at 5:00 pm

Comprehensive exam over the course material.

Point Breakdown

Assignments

Percent of Grade

Individual Assignments

0%

Theory of Change Paper

0%

Professionalism and attendance

0%

Lab Skills

0%

Lab Skills 2

0%

Lab Skills 1

0%

Counseling skills demo and peer review

0%

Counseling skills demo and peer review

0%

Outside Reading

0%

Outside Reading 1

0%

Outside Reading 2

0%

Outside Reading 3

0%

Outside Reading 4

0%

Application Journal

0%

Application Journal 1

0%

Application Journal 2

0%

Application Journal 3

0%

Application Journal 4

0%

Individual and Group Reflection Papers

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 1

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 2

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 3

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 4

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 5

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 6

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 7

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 8

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 9

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 10

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 11

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 12

0%

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 13

0%

Exam

0%

Final Exam

0%

Schedule

Date

Assignments Due

Class Topic and Readings

T - Aug 28

Course introduction

T - Sep 04

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 1

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Corey:  Chapters 1-3  (pp. 1-61)

Counseling Skills Workbook:  Overview through Owning Thoughts and Feelings (pp. v-32)

T - Sep 11

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 2

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Erroneously Carried Out Actions.pdf  Download

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Corey:  Chapter 4 (p. 62-100)

Erroneously Carried Out Actions--Reading available online through Learning Suite

T - Sep 18

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 3

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Adlerian Therapy

Corey: Chapter 5 (p. 101- 135)

Counseling Skills Worksbook (p. 34-62)

T - Sep 25

Outside Reading 1

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

Application Journal 1

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Counseling skills demo and peer review

You will record approximately 15 minutes of your use of skills that are included in the Counseling Skills Workbook using the GoReact online program.  You will select approximately 5 minutes of the video for your peers to review.  You will also review your peers' video and provide feedback. 

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 4

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Existential Therapy

Corey:  Chapter 6 (p. 136-169)

T - Oct 02

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 5

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Person-Centered Therapy

Corey:  Chapter 7 (p. 172-209)

T - Oct 09

Lab Skills 1

During the lab portion of the class, you will pass off the lab skills during role plays.  If you would prefer to pass off the skills individually with a TA, that can easily be arranged.  You can continue to pass off this assignment until mastery is achieved.  I want all students to demonstrate competency with these skills.  

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 6

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Gestalt Therapy

Corey:  Chapter 8 (p. 210- 243)

T - Oct 16

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 7

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Behavior Therapy

Corey:  Chapter 9 (p. 244- 286)

T - Oct 23

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 8

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Outside Reading 2

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

Application Journal 2

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Corey:  Chapter 10 (p. 287-327)

T - Oct 30

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 9

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Feminist Therapy

Corey: Chapter 12 (p. 360-394)

Interpersonal Therapy

Readings TBA

T - Nov 06

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 10

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Postmodern Approaches

Corey:  Chapter 13 (p. 395-431)

Acceptance and Committment Therapy

Readings:  TBA

T - Nov 13

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 11

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Counseling skills demo and peer review

You will record approximately 15 minutes of your use of skills that are included in the Counseling Skills Workbook using the GoReact online program.  You will select approximately 5 minutes of the video for your peers to review.  You will also review your peers' video and provide feedback. 

Family Systems Therapy

Corey: Chapter 14 (p. 432-462)

T - Nov 20

Friday Instruction

T - Nov 27

Lab Skills 2

During the lab portion of the class, you will pass off the lab skills during role plays.  If you would prefer to pass off the skills individually with a TA, that can easily be arranged.  You can continue to pass off this assignment until mastery is achieved.  I hope all students will demonstrate competency with these skills.  

Outside Reading 3

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

Application Journal 3

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 12

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Mindfulness

Readings:  TBA

T - Dec 04

Group and Individual Reflection Papers 13

 

 

You are required to work in a small “cooperative learning group” where you will share your reactions to the textbook readings for each chapter. Please bring a 1-2 page typewritten paper that addresses the following questions.  

1.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is important and which you agree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

2.     What was an idea or concept which you feel is interesting, but which you disagree with? Briefly explain why you feel this way.

3.     Briefly describe how an idea, concept, or technique/method in the readings might have some applied value in your professional work?

4.     How consistent do you feel the theoretical concepts and applied techniques associated with this therapeutic tradition are with your personal and spiritual belief systems? What implications does this have?

5.     What did you wonder about or wish you knew more about regarding this theoretical perspective?

6.     How do the concepts of this theory directly apply to the work you will do in the future? What is most compatible? What is the least?

 

 

After the group discussion you will be allotted about 5-10 minutes to add handwritten notes to your paper that reflect what you learned from the group discussion.  The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity to think critically about the readings and class discussions and share your personal reactions and thoughts about this information with your classmates and me. I do not want you to simply summarize the readings or class discussions. I want you to share what you personally found interesting or helpful in the readings. You will be required to bring paper copies of your personal reaction papers so that your classmates can benefit from your thoughts and insights about the readings.  

These papers will also be my way of taking attendance.

 

Theory of Change Paper

You will be required to write a 5-7 page paper that explains your current philosophy and approach to counseling.  The paper should include an explanation of what theories and techniques you plan to incorporate into your own counseling practice at this time of your training why you plan to incorporate these theories and techniques.

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Readings: TBA

M - Dec 10

Final Exam:

343 MCKB

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Final Exam

Comprehensive exam over the course material.

Professionalism and attendance

Each student will be given 10 points at the beginning of the semester.  It is assumed that students will maintain these points.  However, when students engage in the following behaviors poitns will be deducated:

 

1. Using the computer for non-class related business (i.e., facebook)

2. Answer cell phones or texting in class

3. Consistently being late to class or not notifying the instructor when not attending class.

4. Talking when others are talking

5. Showing disregard for the thoughts and feelings of others

6. Other behaviors deemed unprofessional by the instructor

Application Journal 4

Each month you will turn in a journal that describes three instances when you used one of the counseling skills taught in the lab or conceptualized an interpersonal interaction using one of the theories we have studied.  For each instance include the following information:

 

1.  Briefly describe the situation or interaction

2. Identify the skill/theory you applied or used

3. Provide a brief analysis of the application by answering a few of these questions:

a) How did using the skills/theory incresae my interpersonal effectiveness?

b) What did I learn about myself (e.g., strengths, values) from the experience?

c) What, if anything, would I do differently if a similar situation arose in the future?

d) What did I learn about the theory or skill for this expeirence?

Outside Reading 4

In order to help you develop good professional reading habits, you will be asked to read 450 pages of material of your own choice that relates to this class. This can include books, journal articles and other print media. So that your classmates can get ideas about materials they may be interested in, you may be required to present a 10 minute synopsis of one of these readings at some point in the semester. You will be expected to turn in a monthly reading log of your progress. These will be due on the last class period of each month (September 27, October 25, November 29 and the final day of class). One of these books MUST be a primary source from a theoretical orientation you are interested in. 

T - Dec 11

University Policies

Honor Code

In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally, that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and additional disciplinary action by the university. Students are also expected to adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and others and ensures an effective learning and working environment. It is the university's expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor Code standards. Please call the Honor Code Office at 422-2847 if you have questions about those standards.

Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds. The act is intended to eliminate sex discrimination in education and pertains to admissions, academic and athletic programs, and university-sponsored activities. Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment of students by university employees, other students, and visitors to campus. If you encounter sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please talk to your professor or contact one of the following: the Title IX Coordinator at 801-422-2130; the Honor Code Office at 801-422-2847; the Equal Employment Office at 801-422-5895; or Ethics Point at http://www.ethicspoint.com, or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours).

Student Disability

Brigham Young University is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact the University Accessibility Center (UAC), 2170 WSC or 422-2767. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities. The UAC can also assess students for learning, attention, and emotional concerns. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the UAC. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures by contacting the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895, D-285 ASB.

Academic Honesty

The first injunction of the Honor Code is the call to "be honest." Students come to the university not only to improve their minds, gain knowledge, and develop skills that will assist them in their life's work, but also to build character. "President David O. McKay taught that character is the highest aim of education" (The Aims of a BYU Education, p.6). It is the purpose of the BYU Academic Honesty Policy to assist in fulfilling that aim. BYU students should seek to be totally honest in their dealings with others. They should complete their own work and be evaluated based upon that work. They should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct in all its forms, including but not limited to plagiarism, fabrication or falsification, cheating, and other academic misconduct.

Plagiarism

Intentional plagiarism is a form of intellectual theft that violates widely recognized principles of academic integrity as well as the Honor Code. Such plagiarism may subject the student to appropriate disciplinary action administered through the university Honor Code Office, in addition to academic sanctions that may be applied by an instructor. Inadvertent plagiarism, which may not be a violation of the Honor Code, is nevertheless a form of intellectual carelessness that is unacceptable in the academic community. Plagiarism of any kind is completely contrary to the established practices of higher education where all members of the university are expected to acknowledge the original intellectual work of others that is included in their own work. In some cases, plagiarism may also involve violations of copyright law. Intentional Plagiarism-Intentional plagiarism is the deliberate act of representing the words, ideas, or data of another as one's own without providing proper attribution to the author through quotation, reference, or footnote. Inadvertent Plagiarism-Inadvertent plagiarism involves the inappropriate, but non-deliberate, use of another's words, ideas, or data without proper attribution. Inadvertent plagiarism usually results from an ignorant failure to follow established rules for documenting sources or from simply not being sufficiently careful in research and writing. Although not a violation of the Honor Code, inadvertent plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct for which an instructor can impose appropriate academic sanctions. Students who are in doubt as to whether they are providing proper attribution have the responsibility to consult with their instructor and obtain guidance. Examples of plagiarism include: Direct Plagiarism-The verbatim copying of an original source without acknowledging the source. Paraphrased Plagiarism-The paraphrasing, without acknowledgement, of ideas from another that the reader might mistake for the author's own. Plagiarism Mosaic-The borrowing of words, ideas, or data from an original source and blending this original material with one's own without acknowledging the source. Insufficient Acknowledgement-The partial or incomplete attribution of words, ideas, or data from an original source. Plagiarism may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published material. Copying another student's work and submitting it as one's own individual work without proper attribution is a serious form of plagiarism.

Email

 

Please provide me with a working email address. There may be times when changes to assignments or readings will be necessary. Most likely, I will notify students of these changes via email. You will be responsible for periodically checking your email and responding to any course changes. It is the students’ responsibility to have a working email and check it in a timely manner. 

Respectful Environment

"Sadly, from time to time, we do hear reports of those who are at best insensitive and at worst insulting in their comments to and about others... We hear derogatory and sometimes even defamatory comments about those with different political, athletic, or ethnic views or experiences. Such behavior is completely out of place at BYU, and I enlist the aid of all to monitor carefully and, if necessary, correct any such that might occur here, however inadvertent or unintentional. "I worry particularly about demeaning comments made about the career or major choices of women or men either directly or about members of the BYU community generally. We must remember that personal agency is a fundamental principle and that none of us has the right or option to criticize the lawful choices of another." President Cecil O. Samuelson, Annual University Conference, August 24, 2010 "Occasionally, we ... hear reports that our female faculty feel disrespected, especially by students, for choosing to work at BYU, even though each one has been approved by the BYU Board of Trustees. Brothers and sisters, these things ought not to be. Not here. Not at a university that shares a constitution with the School of the Prophets." Vice President John S. Tanner, Annual University Conference, August 24, 2010