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Educational Guidance and Counseling

UON > Educational Guidance and Counseling
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  • Conte, C. (2016). Advanced techniques for counseling and psychotherapy. New York: Springer.
  • Henderson, D. A., & Thompson, C. L. (2016). Counseling children (8th ed.). Belmont: Brooks/Cole
  • Nurius, P. S., & Osborn, C. J. (2016). Interviewing and change strategies for helpers (7th ed.). Belmont: Brooks/Cole
  • Sharf, R. S. (2015). Theories of psychotherapy and counseling: Concepts and cases (5th ed.). Stamford: Cengage Learning.
  • Thompson, R. A. (2015). Professional school counseling: Best practices for working in the schools (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge

Course Objectives:

On completing the course, prospective teachers will be able to:

  • Critically analyze the role of a teacher as a guide in school
  • Differentiate among various guidance services
  • Identify various qualities of a teacher necessary for a counseling role l discuss
  • The different counseling services that a teacher can provide to students
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical considerations related to guidance and counseling

Course Outline:

Introduction to guidance and counseling, Types of guidance and counseling, Comparison of guidance and counseling, Significance of guidance and counseling, Ethical consideration in guidance and counseling, Qualities of a good counselor, Principles of guidance and counseling, Effective teacher attitude towards teaching,

Teacher as a change agent: problems in the classroom for guidance and counseling, Theories: Erickson,s theory of psychosocial development, Carl Rogers theory, B.F Skinner, Major areas of guidance, Personal guidance, Vocational Guidance, Educational Guidance, The role of a teacher as a counselor in the classroom for improving, academic performance, Guidance services: individual inventory service, Placement service, Information Service Part I, Information Service Part II, Follow Up Service, Counseling Service, Counseling: feature and essentials of counseling, Pre-training & Inter training attributes of a counselor, Types of counseling: Individual counseling, Group counseling, Techniques of counseling: directive Non-directive, Eclectic, Personnel involved in counseling, Skills for the counseling process: problem identification skills, Types of problem identification skills, Skills in implementing intervention, Data gathering tools, Test, Observation, Questionnaire, Anecdotal record, Checklist, Rating scale, Case study, Projective techniques, Developing an action plan for a school-wide guidance and counseling programme, Planning orientation seminar: Administrative and teaching staff, Planning orientation seminar: Parents and another external stakeholder, Dosier