College of Education and Professional Studies
Professional Orientation and Ethics - ECG 506
Professional Orientation and Ethics
Professor - Dr. Kathleen Friery
Work Number: 256-782-5851
Office - 306 RWB
Community Agency Counseling majors:
Staton, A. Renee (2007). Becoming a Community Counselor. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
School Counseling majors:
Stone, Carolyn; Dahir, Carol (2006). The Transformed School Counselor. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
LiveText - Purchase at JSU Bookstore - (LiveText will be used in all courses in the Counseling Program)
This course presents a history of the profession, an examination of personal and professional qualities of effective counselors and an overview of the major counseling theories. Ethical and legal issues in counseling will be addressed as well. In addition, the counselor as a specialist will be a major focus. This course will also present the "fundamental skills" of counseling. These include relationship conditions, nonverbal behavior, and verbal responses that are useful for practitioners of varying theoretical orientations.
This course will also provide program specific material. School Counseling and Community Agency Counseling majors will be required to purchase a text specifically for their major area. Content and a few requirements will vary according to major.
RATIONALE (Conceptual Framework)
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
This course will be delivered as a Hybrid course as defined by the CEPS.
Online instruction - 55% of class
Traditional instruction - 45% of class
COURSE CONTENT: An overview of the following topics will be included in this class. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counseling will be a significant component. Topics to be covered include, but are not necessarily limited to:
A. Historical Perspectives of Counseling – LO 1
B. The Effective Counselor: Personal, Theoretical, and
Educational Factors - LO 5
C. Traditional and Current Activities of Counselors - LO 6
D. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counseling - CACREP 2.K.1.h; AL-
E. Counseling in a Multicultural Society -LO 3; CACREP 2.K.2;
F. "Fundamental Skills" of Counseling -LO 2;AL-
G. The Theory and Practice of Individual Counseling LO 1;
CACREP 2.K.3.a; AL-SDE.290.3.350.2.a.4
H. Group Counseling - LO 4; CACREP 2.k.6; AL-SDE
I. Marriage and Family Counseling – AL-SDE.290.3.350.2.a.3
J. Career Counseling Over the Life Span - CACREP 2.k.4; AL-
K. The School Counselors' Role and Function – AL-
L. Counselors in Community and Agency Settings
M. Consultation – AL-SDE.290.3.350.2.a.10
N. Psychological Testing in Counseling - LO 8; CACREP 2.k.8d;
O. Counseling and Creativity: Uses of the Expressive Arts - LO 4
P. Current Trends and Issues in Counseling
Q. Advocacy - CACREP 2.k.1.f; CACREP 2.K.1.g
R. Action Research – AL-SDE.290.3.350.2.A.12
S. Technology in Counseling - LO 7; CACREP 2.K.1.c
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to demonstrate:
A. Knowledge of:
1. The broad spectrum of the counseling profession--its history, theories, process, professional issues and major specialties as listed in the course content.
2. Self, including strengths and weaknesses related to the field of counseling - LO 8; CACREP 2.K.1.b; CACREP 2.K.2.d
3. Ethical and Legal Issues as related to the counseling profession – LO 5; CACREP 2.k.1.h; AL-SDE.290.3.350.2.A.14
4. Technological and computer literacy – LO 7; CACREP 2.k.1.c; NBPTS SC.p-12.8
B. Skill in:
1. Demonstrating basic facilitative relationship conditions (empathy, genuineness, positive regard) given role-play situations;
2. Participation in group-related experiences;
3. Technology and LiveText - NBPTS SC.P-12.8
4. Reflective practice- NBPTS SC.P- 12.11
C. Dispositions that:
1. Exhibit professional behavior;
2. Contribute to postive engagement in class activities;
3. Contribute to effective listening skills with class members and instuctor;
4. Exhibit promptness in submitting assignments and attending class;
5. Exhibit commitment in the profession.
1. Attendance - Each student is expected to attend class and to participate in class discussions and group counseling activities.
a. Group Work - Some classes will end with group work. You will participate in a group with members who have the same major area, i.e., school counseling or community agency counseling. Assignments in these groups will vary according to major area of study. 50 points
b. Journal Article Summaries - Students will read five recent journal articles on a topic relevant to counseling in their area of interest. All journal articles must be from at least three different ACA journals. Submit a typed brief (no longer than one page) summary of the article, including a commentary regarding the relevance of the article to you or to your particular area of study. Cite reference data, APA style, with each summary. 50 points
c. Reflections- Reflection entails being able to step back from the immediacy of the situation and examine knowledge, skills, beliefs, attitudes, values, and behavior in a dispassionate manner. Reflection is that kind of "thinking that extracts meaning from experiences as a mechanism to propel development" (Guillaume & Yopp, 1995, p. 96). Or, as Richert (1990) puts it, reflection is the "ability to think about what one does and why. Reflection influences how one grows as a professional by influencing how successfully one is able to learn from one's experiences" (p.525).
(1) Movie Reflection Paper
View any movie from the list provided. Write a one to two page typed reflection to the movie describing the major cultural issues presented.
(2). Ethics Self-Reflection Paper
(3) Community Service Activity and Reflection Paper -
(4) Participation and Reflections
There will be two exams. Each exam may cover readings in the text, handouts, and/or class notes. Tests will be approximately one to two hours in length.
All make-up exams will be given on a day and time to be determined by the instructors.
Acquisition of competence will be evaluated through performance of examinations, article summaries, discussion board, autobiography, movie reaction, and class attendance and participation.
Attendance: Students are expected to be present for every class meeting. After three missed classes or 25 % of assignments, students will be required to drop the course or receive a failing grade. If a class is missed, please see me at the next class meeting to receive copies of handouts and information needed. (We can discuss your absence at that time so it will not be necessary to call my office on the day of your class to let me know that you will not be able to attend.)
Exams 200 points each - 400 points
Article summaries -50 points
Group/Class Participation - 100 Points
Movie Reaction - 50 points
Ethics Self-Reflection - 50 points
Community Service & SRP- 50 points
700 points - Total Possible
Below 490- F
ALL CELL PHONES AND BEEPERS SHOULD BE TURNED OFF DURING CLASS. PLEASE SEE ME IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT REQUIRE PHONES OR BEEPERS DURING CLASS.
Please sign - College of Education Students Responsibility Agreement Form