SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 4:59:20 PMCOUN 91 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 91Title:  HUMAN SERV SKILLS & TECH  
Full Title:  Skills and Techniques in Human Services
Last Reviewed:4/24/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  GUID 91

Catalog Description:
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This course expands on the basic knowledge presented in the certificate's core courses and enables students to develop and practice specific helping and communication techniques. Students are strongly encouraged to co-enroll in an internship course, so they can increase practice opportunities for techniques taught in the class.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
COUN 90, COUN 74, PSYCH 1A or PSYCH 5 and Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course expands on the basic knowledge presented in the certificate's core courses, and enables students to develop and practice specific helping and communication techniques. Students are strongly encouraged to co-enroll in an internship course, so they can increase practice opportunities
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:COUN 90, COUN 74, PSYCH 1A or PSYCH 5 and Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply theoretical perspectives in
   human development, human behavior, helping theory and an
   awareness of the values and behaviors of diverse cultures.
2.  Differentiate between effective/ineffective communication
   techniques.
3.  Apply effective communication skills and techniques in a role-
   play session.
4.  Apply appropriate helping and communication techniques as
   related to diverse groups.
5.  Define the elements that constitute a counseling session.
6.  Synthesize information gathered to complete a client assessment
   and demonstrate ability to apply these elements.
7.  Synthesize information gathered into clear and concise written
   case notes.
8.  Synthesize information gathered to support clients with solutions
   for problem solving.
9.  Evaluate cues that require referrals to more highly skilled
   professionals.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Theoretical perspectives
   1.  The process of helping in the Twenty-First Century
   2.  Client-centered counseling/human relations model
   3.  The helping relationship
   4.  Helping theory
   5.  Foundations of helping and relationship building
   6.  Issues of diversity in helping relationships
   7.  Ethical considerations in helping relationships
B.  Counseling techniques
   1.  Basic communication skills
   2.  Problem solving skills
   3.  Strategies of helping
   4.  Application of helping strategies

Assignments:
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Required reading assignment:
 Textbook: average of thirty pages per week.
 One additional reading assignment per week
Required writing assignment:
 Weekly written homework assignments of two to five pages.
 Three written, three to four page summaries of audio taped and
 video taped helping sessions.
Other
 Two audio taped interviews demonstrating specific communication,
 helping skills.
 One video taped interview demonstrating specific communication,
 helping skills.
Term Project
 Research and/or read additional material related to one of the
 topics covered in class and prepare a written report of three to five
 pages and present to the class in a ten to twenty minute oral report.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, Summaries of taped helping sessions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
Homework problems, problem solving action plan
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Term Project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Effective Helping; Sixth Edition; by Barbara F. Okun, 2002
Essential Skills for Human Services; Cannon-Poindexter, Valentine
Conway, 1999
The Art of Helping VII, Robert R. Carkhuff; 2000
Student Workbook for the Art of Helping VII, Robert R. Carkhuff, 2000

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