sap course 1429717449

Course Code & Number:

GPC 411

Course Title:

Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(2+0+0) 2 TEDU Credits, 3 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

The professional ethical laws in counseling area and general application standards. Client rights. Legal responsibilities of counselors. Legal problems. Multiculturalism and individual differences.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Grading: 

MT Exam - 30% 
Case Study Anaysis (Group Work) - 20% 
Presentation (Oral) - 10% 
Self-Evaluation - 10% 
Portfolio - 20% 
Participation to in-Class Activities - 10%

Year of Study: 
Senior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Corey, G., Corey, M. S., & Callanan, P. (2007). Issues and ethics in the helping professions. (7th Ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole. 2. Schulte, J. M. & Cochrane, D. B. (1995). Ethics in school counseling. New York: Teachers College Press.
Course Objective: 

The aim of this course is to introduce the student to interviewing skills, including basic listening and influencing skills and strategies, core conditions, case conceptualization, and making a treatment plan. This course is a practice-oriented course designed to explore counseling skills. This course will help students to develop knowledge of counseling skills that are used by counselors in a range of settings, and give students opportunities to practice these skills under supervision.

Extended Description: 

Basic listening skills: attending behavior, observation skills, questioning, encouraging, paraphrasing, summarizing, and reflection of feelings. Influencing skills and strategies: Confrontation, exploring the story from multiple perspectives, reflection of meaning and interpretation/reframing, self-disclosure and feedback, logical consequences, information/advice, and directives. The core conditions: unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathy. Case conceptualization, skill integration, treatment planning, and using theory with microskills.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts, ethical principles and legal issues about ethics in guidance and counseling
2. develop an understanding of the relationship between personal/cultural values, beliefs and ethical actions as professionals
3. develop an understanding of how racism, sexism, ageism, heterosexism, and other forms of stereotyping are ethical issues
4. establish ethical and professional decision making process in guidance and counseling
5. argue the potential ethical dilemmas that school counselors face

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Oral Presentation
Brainstorming
Hands-on Activities
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Self Evaluation
Portfolio
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Debate
7
hrs
Hands-on Work
7
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
2
hrs
Research Review
7
hrs
Case Study Analysis
7
hrs
Oral Presentation
1
hrs

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