Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Guidance And Counselling

COURSE CODE: GIC 1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

      1.  The Cultural And Historical Origins Of Counseling (9CH)


·         History of counseling & psychotherapy


·         Relationship between counseling and psychotherapy


·         Counseling and other helping professions


·         Growth of counseling globally and nationally


      2. Nature And Scope Of Guidance And Counseling (12CH)


·         Key definitions of terms and phrases


·         Nature of problems that call for counseling.


·         Environment for counseling


·         Qualities of a professional counselor.


·         The art of helping (philosophy of helping)


      3. The Diversity Of Theory And Practice In Counseling (6CH)


·         Goals of Guidance / Counseling


·         Need for guidance and counseling services


·         Description of guidance and counseling services.


·         Counseling as an interdisciplinary area of study


      4.   Basic Issues In Counseling Practice   (4CH)


·         The counselor; person and professional


·         Personal counseling for the counselor


·         The counselor's values and the therapeutic process


·         Issues faced by beginning therapists


·         Modes of therapy/counseling


·         Ethical & legal issues in counseling


      5.  Counseling Theories: An Overview         (6CH)


·         Psychodynamic


·         Humanistic-Existential


·         Cognitive-Behavioral, and


·         Transpersonal.


      6.  Basic Skills Needed In Counseling Practice        (3CH)


·         Attending skills; Rapport building; Listening; Questioning


·         Interpretation; Summarizing; Confidentiality; Self-disclosure; Information giving; Confrontation.


      7.  Coping mechanisms                          (3CH)


·         Positive and negative coping ways.


·         Factors that influence coping mechanisms.


      8. Social support network                    (3CH)


·         The importance of social support network.


·         The role of community in counseling.


MODE OF DELIVERY


Lectures

Practical assignments

Field trips

Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT


Whiteboard and Markers

Flip Charts

LCD Projectors

CDs, DVDs and Tapes