Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-1311 (Section: 60, CRN: 91434)
Counseling Theories
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Instructor Information
Instructor Robert White
Email whiterl@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6307
Office Student Center - Room: 401
Office Hours Online (Each Monday beginning at 5:30pm)
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description An examination of major theories and current treatment modalities used in the field of counseling
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Textbook: Theories and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy: 11th Ed; Gerald Corey;
ISBN-13: 978-0-357-76442-8

Additional Materials/Resources none
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of essential characteristics of an effective Counselor.
2. Demonstrate basic knowledge, skills, and attitude that are essential to becoming an effective multicultural counselor.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of a framework for making ethical decisions and issues
related to multicultural counseling.
4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of key concepts and commonly used techniques of
psychoanalytic therapy, existential philosophy and therapy, humanistic psychology and person-centered therapy.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the key concepts and central characteristics that       united in the field of behavior therapy (including Cognitive, CBT and Reality Therapy)

Program Student Learning Outcomes  
  1. Identify major counseling theories, key figures, their philosophy, and key
        2. Define and explain techniques relevant to the various theories.
        3. Identify major approaches to treatment.
        4. Identify the attitudes and skills that are essential to becoming an effective multicultural counselor.

Lecture Topics Outline
Chapter 1: Introduction/Overview
No Class Labor Day Holiday
Chapter 2
The Counselor: Person and Professional
Chapter 3
Ethical Issues in Counseling
Chapter 4
 Psychoanalytic Therapy
Final Day to drop without penalty

Chapter 5
Adlerian Therapy
Chapter 5 Adlerian Therapy
Chapter 6
Existential Therapy
Chapter 7
Person Centered Therapy

Chapter 8
Gestalt Therapy
Chapter 9
Behavior Therapy
Chapter 10 Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Final Day to Drop Without Penalty
Final Exam Review.

Major Assignments Schedule
Week 1 08-28-23 Chapter 1: Introduction/Overview
Review PowerPoint
Chapter 1
   Week 2
09-04-23 No Class Labor Day Holiday
Week 3 09-11-23  
Chapter 2
The Counselor: Person and Professional
Review PowerPoint Chapter 2
Discussion Board Assignment 1
Review for Quiz 1
Week 4 09-18-23 Quiz 1
Chapters 1&2
    Quiz 1
Review PowerPoint
Chapter 3
Week 5 09-25-23 Chapter 3
Ethical Issues in Counseling
Review PowerPoint Chapter 4
Discussion Board
Assignment 2
Week 6 10-02-23 Chapter 4
 Psychoanalytic Therapy
Final Day to drop without penalty
View Video on Psychoanalytic Therapy https://youtu.be/J3dF4gvK8wo
Answer two questions on Psychoanalytic Therapy
Review for Quiz 2
Week 7 10-09-23 Quiz 2
Chapter 5
Adlerian Therapy
Quiz 2
Review PowerPoint Chapter 5
Adlerian Video
https://youtu.be/BWQZ9FVD0gY https://youtu.be/BWQZ9FVD0gY
Week 8 10-16-23 Chapter 5 Adlerian Therapy Review for Mid-term
Week 9 10-23-23 Mid-Term Exam
Review PowerPoint Chapter 6
Existential Video
Week 10 10-30-23 Chapter 6
Existential Therapy
Discussion Board Assignment 3
Week 11 11-06-23 Chapter 7
Person Centered Therapy
Review PowerPoint Chapter 7
Person Centered Video
Review for Quiz 3
Week 12 11-13-23 Quiz 3
Chapter 8
Gestalt Therapy
 Review PowerPoint Chapter 8
Gestalt Therapy Video
Week 13 11-20-23 Chapter 9
Behavior Therapy
Review PowerPoint Chapter 9
Behavior Therapy Video
Week 14 11-27-23 Chapter 10 Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Final Day to Drop Without Penalty
Review PowerPoint Chapter 9
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Video
Week 15 12-04-23 Final Exam Review.    Final Review
Week 16 12-11-23 Final Exam Final Exam

Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 11, 2023 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale
100-90 89-80 79-70 69-60 59 - below

Determination of
Final Grade
Discussion Board                       25%
Assignments                              25 %
Quizzes/Tests                            25%
Attendance                                25%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Attendance Policy Attendance/Participation Requirements:10 points will be deducted from attendance score after second unexcused absence.
Additional Information Please Do Not Screen Shot any assignments to turn in. They will not be accepted.  

Discussion Board:
The main discussion board page appears weekly with the discussion forum. Forums are made up of individual discussion threads that can be organized around a subject. A thread is a conversation within a forum that includes the initial post and all replies to it. When you access the forum, the thread appears.
Each student must post an original thread and respond to at least two other students by the due date. A requirement of the original post must be at least 3 complete sentences. The post and responses are to be submitted by due date. The thread will open weekly on Mondays at 8:00 am and will close on Sundays at 11:59 pm. A five-point deduction will be taken from each response post not submitted.
Quizzes & Exams will not be accepted late. * Special circumstances must apply.
Email/Contact me personally. This will be a case-by-case review of the situation.   

Students are to log into the course daily to check emails and announcements.   
Attending Zoom meeting and/ or watch recorded Zoom meeting and complete assignments are required.    

Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365