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Eastern Kentucky University Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology Syllabus for COU 825: Developmental Guidance K-12 (3 Credit hours), CRN# use actual CRN # Summer 2011 (update as needed) Contact Information Instructor: M. Stockburger, Ed.D. Office: 212 Combs Building Office Phone: 859-622-1134 E-mail: Muriel.Stockburger@EKu.edu Catalogue Course Description: Prerequisite(s): COU 813, COU 840, COU 846. Students will learn how to design and implement a systematic K-12 developmental guidance program based on collaboration, consultation, and prevention as well as develop creative and play therapy approaches to working with children and adolescents. This course covers the concept, implementation and counseling skill development for children and adolescents in a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program. Focus is also placed upon the role of the counselor, staff development, relationships, and parent support. A broad and comprehensive knowledge of individual counseling skills with children and adolescents will be covered. Group counseling and classroom guidance techniques will be developed, and demonstrated. Special strategies, including peer helper, play therapy and crisis will intervention will be presented. Issues of special needs and diversity will be discussed. National and state standards for school counselors will be discussed. Ethical guidelines and expectations from the American School Counseling Association will be presented and discussed. An overall integrated approach which fosters a comprehensive school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model and a positive and safe school climate will be emphasized as well as discussion of removing barriers to learning through the school counseling program. Methods of instruction include, lecture, demonstration, role play, video, internet, discussion, small group work, research and readings. Confidentiality Statement In COU 813, Professional Orientation and Ethics, all students are asked to sign a Student Agreement and Confidentiality and Legal Rights Policy Agreement. If you have transferred into this program and have not signed this agreement, you are required to do so immediately and to give your signed form to your instructor or to the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department Chair. These agreements are in place for all courses in this department and by remaining registered in this course and participating in this class you are verifying that you will honor these agreements. Copies of these agreements are located in the student handbook at http://www.education.eku.edu/CEP/student handbook/Agreement Contract.pdf for your review. Text(s): Counseling Children by Thompson, Charles L. and Henderson, Donna . 8th Edition, 2011. Brooks/Cole, Thompson Learning. Stanford, Connecticut. ISBN 0-495-00775-7. Required. The ASCA National Model. A Framework for School Counseling. American School Counseling Association. Required. School Counseling Principles, Ethics and Law by Carolyn Stone. ASCA. 2005 The Professional School Counselor readings on reserve at EKU Library. Required. ASCA Position Statements, and Ethical Guidelines. Kentucky Guide, Kentucky School Counselor Association, Kentucky Certification and other assigned readings. Student Learning Outcomes: Section II.G Common Core Curricular Experiences and demonstrated knowledge in each of the eight common core curricular areas are required of all student s in the program. Students will be able to: G.1. PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION AND ETHICAL PRACTICE---studies that provide an understanding of all of the following aspects of professional functioning: G.1.a. history and philosophy of the counseling profession; Curricular Experiences: Lecture, Reading ASCA National Model, Readings from The Professional School Counselor Assessment: Midterm G.1.b. professional roles, functions, and relationships with other human services providers, including strategies for interagency/inter-organization collaboration and communications; Curricular Experiences: Lecture. ASCA Position Statements. Assessment: Midterm Prepared by Dr. Stockburger G.1.c. counselors roles and responsibilities as members of an interdisciplinary emergency management response team during a local, regional, or national crisis, disaster or other trauma-causing event;
Curricular Experiences: Lecture. ASCA Position Statements, ASCA National Model. Counseling Children text. Readings from the Professional School Counselor. Other assigned readings. Assessment: G.1.f. professional organizations, including membership benefits, activities, services to members, and current issues; Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Handouts. ASCA Website. ASCA National Model. ACA website. Assessments: Midterm. G.1. g. professional credentialing, including certification, licensure, and accreditation practices and standards, and the effects of public policy on these issues; Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Handouts. ASCA Website. ACA website. Poster of Kentucky laws. Assessments: Midterm G.1. h. the role and process of the professional counselor advocating on behalf of the profession; Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Class Discussion. ACA website. ASCA Website. Assessment: Midterm G.1.i advocacy processes needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, and success for clients, and; Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Class Discussions. ACA Website. ASCA Website. Assessment: Midterm G.1.j. ethical standards of professional organizations and credentialing bodies, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling. Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Class Discussions. ACA Website. ASCA Website. Assessments: Midterm G.2. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY-- studies that provide an understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends in a multicultural society, including all of the following: G.2.a. multicultural and pluralistic trends, including characteristics and concerns within and among diverse groups nationally and internationally Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Counseling Children text readings. Assessments: Midterm G.2.b. attitudes, beliefs, understandings, and acculturative experiences, including specific experiential learning activities designed to foster students understanding of self and culturally diverse clients: Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Counseling Children text. Presenting Classroom Guidance Lessons. Assessment: Midterm. Feedback from peers and instructor on Classroom Guidance Presentation. G.3. HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT---studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of persons at all developmental levels and in multicultural contexts, including all of the following: G.3.b. theories of learning and personality development, including current understandings about neurobiological behavior: Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Counseling Children text. Video on neurobiological development. Assessment: Midterm and Final. G.3 e. a general framework for understanding exceptional abilities and strategies for differentiated interventions; Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Counseling Children text. Assessment: Final G.3.g. theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors, including strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Counseling Children text. Assessments: Final G.4.CAREER DEVELOPMENT G.4.b. Career, vocational, educational, occupational and labor market information resources, and career information systems Curricular Experiences: Lecture. ASCA National Model. ASCA Position Statements. Students who have already taken 814 add a career curriculum to the Comprehensive School Counseling Plan. Students develop a classroom guidance lesson on careers. Assessments: Comprehensive School Counseling Plan Update for those who have taken COU 814, Career Curriculum in Mini Comprehensive School Counseling Plan for students who have not already taken COU 814. Prepared by Dr. Stockburger G.5. HELPING RELATIONSHIPS-studies that provide an understanding of the counseling process in a multicultural society, including all of the following: G.5.c. essential interviewing and counseling skills; Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Role Plays. Reading text Counseling Children. Videos/DVDs. Handouts. Assessments: Midterm and final exam.
G.5.d. counseling theories that provide the student with models to conceptualize client presentations and that help the student select appropriate counseling interventions. Students will be exposed to models of counseling that are consistent with current professional research and practice in the field so they begin to develop a personal model of counseling Curricular Experiences: Lecture. Role Plays. Video/DVD. Counseling Children text. Assessments: Midterm and Final G.5.f. a general framework for understanding and practicing consultation. Curricular Experiences: Lecture. DVD. Counseling Children text. Handouts. Class Discussion. Assessments: Final exam. G.5.g. crisis intervention and suicide prevention models, including the use of psychological first aid strategies. Curricular Experiences: Lecture. ASCA Website. Handouts. Counseling Children text. ASCA National Model. ASCA Position Statements. G.6. GROUP WORK G.6.d. group counse