Spring Semester, 2018

COUN 231 - Seminar in Ethics and Professional
Practices of Counseling
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 THE DETAILS: Syllabus ONLY - Spring 2018 (posted 01-10-2018) 
 THE DATES: Calendar ONLY - Spring 2018 (posted 01-10-2018) 
 THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: Syllabus AND Calendar in ONE DOCUMENT - Spring 2018 (posted 01-10-2018) 
 THE BONES: Mini Assignment Calendar - Spring 2018 (posted 01-10-2018) 
Talking Points Memos (preparing for class discussion)
WEEK 1 -- There is no "Talking Points Memo" for discussion on January 18, 2018. Hey, we just met!
Web presentation from Dan's Lecture on Laws and Ethics 
WEEK 2 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 1 (for discussion on January 25, 2018)
Web presentation from Dan's Comments on Scope of Practice 
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 1  
WEEK 3 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 2 (for discussion on February 1, 2018) 
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 2  
PDF of Dan's silly "Dual/Duel Relationships" presentation  
WEEK 4 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 3 (for discussion on February 8, 2018)
Proposal for Major Paper is due March 8, 2018 
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 3  
WEEK 5 --  TPM X 2 - WR&G Chapter 4 &  WR&G Chapter 8 (for discussion on February 15, 2018) 
Proposal for Major Paper is due March 8, 2018 
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 4  
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 8  
WEEK 6 -- EXAM 1 TONIGHT! (February 22, 2018)
Lucky you: HERE is a study guide! (originally posted 01-10-2018; revised 02-16-2018) 
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Proposal for Major Paper is due March 8, 2018
WEEK 7 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 5 (for discussion on March 1, 2018)
Proposal for Major Paper is due March 8, 2018 -- NEXT WEEK
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 5  
WEEK 8 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 6 (for discussion on March 8, 2018)
Lots of discussion on child abuse assessment and reporting.

Thank you for presenting your Major Paper Proposal ON TIME!
Major Paper due November April 12, 2018
Web presentation of Dan's lecture on the child abuse reporting law 
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 6  
WEEK 9 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 7 (for discussion on March 15, 2018)
Lots of discussion on child abuse assessment and reporting.

Major Paper due April 12, 2018
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 7  
WEEK 10 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 10 (for discussion on March 22, 2018)
Major Paper due April 12, 2018
Remind me to bring you up to speed on Turnitin.com
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 10  
Web presentation of Dan's assortment of Business Card Winners and Losers 
PDF on rules for minors presenting for counseling/therapy  
PDF on who can consent for treatment of minors  
Dan's famous Merv-the Perv poster 
Proof that Dr. Smith really has a Chili Pepper on Rate My Professors!  
WEEK 11 --  NO CLASS; NO TPM. SPRING Break! Unfortunately, Exam 2 will be NEXT WEEK
Major Paper due April 12, 2018.
WEEK 12 --  NO TPM EXAM 2 TONIGHT! (April 5, 2018)
Lucky you: HERE is a study guide! (posted 01-10-2018, Revised 03-29-2018).  
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Major Paper due April 12, 2018. THAT'S NEXT WEEK!
WEEK 13 -- TPM - WR&G Chapter 11 (for discussion on March 12, 2018). There is NO TPM for WR&G Chapter 13 (also for discussion on March 12, 2018)
Major Paper due NOW. NO EXCEPTIONS! THANK YOU!
WEEK 14 -- We will be talking about COUN 239, and also about how to work with the Licensing Board (BBS), and the procedures for securing your MFT and/or PCC license. All BBS, All night!
WEEK 15 -- Dan is at the CAMFT Annual Conference. No class on April 26, 2018
WEEK 16 - FINAL DAY OF CLASS - May 3, 2018 -- We will continue talking about COUN 239, and also about how to work with the Licensing Board (BBS), and the procedures for securing your MFT and/or PCC license. All BBS, All night!
WEEK 17 -- Thursday May 10, 2018 and Friday, May 11, 2018 are "Consultation Days." I plan to be around to answer questions and do advising on most of those days. ALSO, I will post your FINAL EXAM at 12:00 NOON on Friday, May 11, 2018. Go to the Gradebook Page, log in, and follow the links.
WEEK 18 -- FINAL EXAM is on Thursday, May 17, 2018; We'll do something on that day.
LAWS, CODES and other important DOWNLOADS
 "Statutes and Regulations Relating to the Practice of: Professional Clinical Counseling, Marriage And Family Therapy, Educational Psychology, and Clinical Social Work." Revised January, 2016. Don't accidentally start your printer; this document is a monster.
 Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex, 2011
 La Terapia Profesional Nunca Incluye Relaciones Sexuales, 2009
 AB 1449; California MFT Name Change Bill, 1998
Links to CAMFT Ethical Standards (www.camft.org)
Ethical Standards, Part 1 - The Standards (Revised June 11, 2011)
Ethical Standards, Part 2 - The Procedures
Information and/or links for onliine counseling
The Practice of Internet Counseling; National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. 
Links to some of Dan's MFT Practice Forms (MSWord and .pdf)  
Initial visit assessment form  (MSWord)  (pdf)
Form for narrative summary of first visit  (MSWord)  (pdf)
Form for narrative summary of second and subsequent visits  (MSWord)  (pdf)
Child Abuse Assessment, Prevention and Reporting.
 Child Abuse Reporting Form and Instructions. Nice .pdf form to complete on your computer, or print and complete by hand.
Actually, here is a better form that can be edited and saved, in MSWord format (thanks to Marcela Segura, added 03-14-14).
Information related to Elder Abuse and Mandatory Reporting
 Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting Form and Instructions. Nice .pdf form to complete on your computer, or print and complete by hand.
Tarasoff case, the players . . .
Link to: "California 'Palimony' Law--An Overview" by Jared Laskin
Link to my kind of stuff: Guide to Crime Scene Investigation. Now, you can become an amateur forensics/crime scene investigator . . . and know how to do it the right way! No more botched jobs, please.
Interesting Information on the Lyle and Erik Menendez Case
L. JEROME OZIEL v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY. This case was brought by Lyle and Erik's psychologist to suppress videotaped evidence taken from the Oziel home.
Some Thoughts on the Counseling Process.
 Scoring rubric for "Major Paper."
 Syllabus Check Sheet: Evaluate your instructor's syllabus.

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