Fall Semester, 2018

COUN 231 - Seminar in Ethics and Professional
Practices of Counseling
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"Maul" of America
10-11-2018

 THE DETAILS: Syllabus ONLY - Fall 2018 (posted 07-29-2018) 
 THE DATES: Calendar ONLY - Fall 2018 (posted 07-29-2018) 
 THE BARE BONES: Mini Assignment Calendar - Fall 2018 (posted 07-29-2018) 
Talking Points Memos (preparing for class discussion)
WEEK 1 -- There is no "Talking Points Memo" for discussion on August 23, 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 August 30, 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 September 6, 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 September 13, 2018)
Proposal for Major Paper is due October 11, 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 September 20, 2018) 
Proposal for Major Paper is due October 11, 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! (September 27, 2018)
Lucky you: HERE is a REVISED study guide! (originally posted 07-29-2018; revised 09-20-2018) 
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Proposal for Major Paper is due October 11, 2018
WEEK 7 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 5 (for discussion on October 4, 2018)
Proposal for Major Paper is due October 11, 2018 -- NEXT WEEK
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 5  
WEEK 8 -- Dan is out to a conference in Minneapolis, MN. No class on October 11, 2018
Your proposal for Major Paper is due NOW. Thank you for presenting your Major Paper Proposal ON TIME! Please email it to me at h.dan.smith@gmail.com [this email is only used for three assignments in this class, and does not work for general correspondence.]
Major Paper due November 15, 2018
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 15, 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 6 (for discussion on October 18, 2018)
Lots of discussion on child abuse assessment and reporting.

Major Paper due November 15, 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 10 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 7 (for discussion on October 25, 2018)
Lots of discussion on child abuse assessment and reporting.

Major Paper due November 15, 2018
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 7  
WEEK 11 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 10 (for discussion on November 1, 2018)
Major Paper due November 15, 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 
WEEK 12 -- EXAM 2 TONIGHT! (November 8, 2018) We will be discussing any and all questions prior to the exam AND, we will go over "Business Cards," which IS on the exam. Lucky you: HERE is a REVISED study guide! (originally posted 07-29-2018; revised 10-30-2018) 
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Major Paper due November 15, 2018. THAT'S NEXT WEEK!
WEEK 13 -- TPM - WR&G Chapter 11 (MOVED discussion on November 15, 2018; there is NO TPM for WR&G Chapter 13 (also for discussion on November 15, 2018). 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.
Major Paper due NOW. NO EXCEPTIONS! THANK YOU!
WEEK 14 -- HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. No class on November 22, 2018.
WEEK 15 (November 29, 2018) -- We will finalize our discussion about COUN 239, working with the Licensing Board (BBS), and the procedures for securing your MFT and/or PCC license
WEEK 16 -- FINAL DAY OF CLASS - December 6, 2018. WEBINAR with CAMFT attorney Cathy Atkins in San Diego; wrap things up, chat about the final exam etc., etc.
WEEK 17 -- Thursday December 13, 2018 and Friday, December 13, 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, December 14, 2018. Go to the Gradebook Page, log in, and follow the links.
WEEK 18 -- FINAL EXAM is on Thursday, December 20, 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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