Guidance: Planning and Decision Making

CNPS 427 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

EVALUATION

  • Three written assignments
  • Class participation
  • On Campus, paper-based final exam

DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on the work of the beginning counsellor and guidance worker in assisting clients with educational, vocational, and personal planning and decision-making (UBC Calendar).

The course is designed for students finishing a first or second degree, generally in elementary or secondary education, for those enrolled in a diploma program, for those completing qualifying courses for admission to the Master’s program in counselling psychology, and for teachers seeking a greater understanding of the work of a school counsellor.

CNPS 427 is a core course in the Diploma in Education – Guidance Studies and in a BA Minor in Education, Interpersonal Development.  This course is an elective for the Certificate in Health & Wellness.

OBJECTIVES

Students are expected to complete all the assigned readings, participate actively in the online class discussions, complete and submit the written assignments in time, and write a final paper exam on campus.

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role of the counsellor within the educational setting, as part of a comprehensive school guidance program.
  • Describe the role of the counsellor in other settings, including individual and group guidance, as well as working with minorities and special needs clients.
  • Describe important aspects of self-guidance, such as decision-making and planning.
  • Outline the developmental factors involved in the decision-making process.
  • Outline the most important ethical guidelines that guide the profession counselling.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604.822.2665, or toll-free in North America: 1.800.661.3889 or

Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • Gladding, Samuel T. and Alderson, Kevin G. Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession Canadian Edition. Pearson Education Canada Ltd., 2012. ISBN: 9780138009892

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: CONNECT FROM HOME

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: March 28, 2017