Thursdays 5:30 p.m. -8:20 p.m.
1. Attendance at all class sessions and full involvement in class discussions, activities, and counseling/feedback sessions is expected of all students.
2. Each student is expected to conduct simulated counseling sessions with a volunteer counselee from the class. At least two will be selected for grading by the instructor. Students are expected to complete a written summary of the feedback provided from observers of each graded videotape, in addition to the student’s own reaction to the feedback and impressions of the counseling session. Summaries are to be turned in to the instructor at the class meeting following the in-class viewing and critique of the videotape (or at another other designated time as assigned by the instructor). Further information is detailed in the handout “Guidelines and Information for Counseling Sessions.”
3. Students are expected to observe additional counseling sessions (via videotape) and participate in providing constructive feedback to the counselor at the end of each analysis and critique session.
Late Assignments: NO late assignments will be accepted without prior consent from instructor. All late assignments will be penalized 5 points per day that it is late. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Attendance and participation are important components of the course. Class attendance is mandatory and NO absences are allowed. Students are expected to attend all classes unless extenuating circumstances exist. All absences must be explained to the instructor of the course. Unexcused absences as determined by the instructor may result in full final grade level reductions at the discretion of the instructor of the course. Students missing 3 class periods will receive an automatic grade of F and will be required to retake the course prior to completion of degree or program requirements. If you must be absent from class, please inform the instructor prior to the absence, and in the event of an emergency, please contact the instructor as soon as feasible.
The class is conducted in a discussion format and all students are expected to participate in class discussions and activities. As students will play a major role in their own learning they are expected to read the assigned materials and should be prepared to comment on the readings in class. Students are also expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. This includes:
No Incompletes (“I”’) will be given in this class unless under extreme circumstances, which will be determined by the instructor of this class.
Cell Phones and Pagers
The inappropriate use of these devices can be quite disturbing. Either turn these devices off or set to “ring” silently. If there is a compelling need, use these devices as unobtrusively as possible. If you are expecting an urgent call, keep your phone handy, not buried. Take all calls outside of the classroom.