1 PSY Counseling Psychology Tentative Syllabus Instructor: Arlene Lacombe, Ph.D. Office: 123 Post Hall Phone: Office Hours: TBA and by appointment. Course Description This course is an introduction to theories and principles of counseling psychology. Theoretical approaches to the counseling process will be presented and applied to case studies. An integrative theoretical orientation will be emphasized. Tentative Required Texts and Other Materials Corey, Gerald. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, (8 th Ed.) (Brooks, Cole), Corey, Gerald. Student Manual for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, (8 th Ed.) (Brooks, Cole), Corey, Gerald. The Art of Integrative Counseling (Paperback Ed., 2008) (Brooks, Cole). Course Objectives 1. Learn concepts and theories in this subject. 2. Learn techniques and methods used to gain knowledge in Psychology. 3. Learn to appreciate important contributions in Psychology. 4. Develop an ability to apply principles and generalizations already learned to new problems and situations. 5. To learn critical thinking skills.
2 Course Format The course will incorporate various instructional formats, including lecture, small group work, discussion, in-class exercises, and video. Course Requirements Students are expected to have read assigned material prior to each class meeting. Articles, films, and/or case studies may be utilized to supplement the topics presented in the text. Additional readings may be assigned, and extra-credit assignments may be offered. Lecture materials also may be derived from sources other than the assigned text. Some of the material in the text will not be discussed in class. Examinations. There will be approximately four quizzes, consisting of primarily multiple choice questions, and a final exam, consisting of a combination of both multiple choice and essay questions. Makeup exams will be given only with express permission by the instructor for extraordinary circumstance; e.g., documented illness, family emergency, etc. All material presented in class or assigned; i.e., text material, films, articles, discussion, lectures, is considered material from which test items may be derived. Papers. Short, reflection papers will be written in response to course content. These papers will be one-totwo pages, double-spaced and typed as Word documents, reflecting the student s personal reactions and insights into the counseling process.
3 Reflection Papers. Students will submit a series of one-totwo page reaction papers, that will pertain to particular concepts from relevant course content. Grading Procedures The examinations will count as 25 percent each or 75 percent of the final grade. The paper will constitute the remaining 25 percent of the final grade = A = B = C = D = B = C = D = A B = C = D- < 60 = F Attendance If the student misses more than 2 classes, the final grade will be reduced by one-third of a letter grade. Beyond the 2 absences will require a note from an authority (e.g., doctor s note, juror subpoena, etc.) The student is responsible for obtaining any material and handouts missed when absent. Excessive absences may warrant a final grade of FA. It is the instructor's discretion as to whether or not the student will be granted permission to sit for the final exam depending upon the extent of absenteeism from class. Academic Honesty Policy The Academic Honesty Policy of St. Joseph s University as outlined in the Student Handbook will be strictly upheld. CHEATING will not be tolerated! Any student who is caught cheating on any examination will automatically fail the course and will be reported to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. PLAIGIARISM will result in a failure for the assignment and possibly a failure for the entire course. Plagiarism consists of writing ANYTHING that is not in the student s own words: downloading papers from the Internet, quoting without citation from texts and journals, writing ideas of someone else without citation, submitting papers written by other students, or having someone else write a paper submitted by the student as his/her own. Please refer to St. Joseph s University library website to become familiar with the varieties of
4 plagiarism(http://www.sju.edu/libraries/drexel/plagiarism/i ndex.htm).
5 Students with Disabilities Students with Disabilities: For those who have or think that you may have a disability (learning, physical or psychological), are encouraged to contact Services for Students with Disabilities, Room 113, Science Center, or as early as possible in the semester. Accommodations can only be provided to student with current (within 3 years) documentation. Students are encouraged to discuss their instructional ( reasonable academic adjustments ) and accommodation needs with their professors. All student requests for extended time to take examinations in a distraction free environment, must be discussed with the professor a minimum of one week prior to the scheduled date of the exam; the student must complete the Extended Time Request Form and obtain the professor s approval; and submit the form to the office Services for Students with Disabilities a minimum of 3 days prior to the date of the scheduled exam. Failure to follow these procedures could result in a denial of the request. Exceptions to exam schedules requires prior written approval of the professor.
7 Tentative Syllabus Class Chapter Text Title 1 1 Integrative An Integrative Theoretical Approach: An Overview 2 Theories: The Counselor as Person and Professional 2 2 Integrative: The Therapeutic Relationship 3 Theories: Ethical Issues in the Counseling Process 3 4 Theories: Psychoanalytic 5 Integrative: Understanding and Working with Resistance 10 Integrative: Working with Transference and Countertransference 4 5 Theories Adlerian 6 Integrative: Emotive Focus in Counseling 5 9 Theories: Behavior 8 Integrative: Behavioral Focus in Counseling 6 6 Theories Existential 7 Theories Person Centered 8 Theories Gestalt 7 10 Theories: Cognitive Behavior 7 Integrative: Cognitive Focus in Counseling 11 Theories: Reality Therapy 8 11 Integrative: Understanding How the Past Influences the Present 12 Integrative: Working Toward Decisions and Behavior Change 12 Theories: Feminist Psychology 9 13 Theories: Postmodern 14 Theories: Family Systems Therapy 10 9 Integrative: An Integrative Perspective 16 Theories:Case Ilustration: An Integrative Approach to Working with Stan