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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RCS6502

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-05-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09; SCNS disapproved - too similar to MHS 6430, 6432, 6433. Dept will use MHS courses


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1527 2009-09-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Dean's Office BC 1257000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra Reynolds x9750 sreynold@bcs.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    RCS 6502 Marriage Therapy, Theory, and Techniques

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Marriage Ther Theory Tech
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    RCS 6407 or Consent of Instructor

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This seminar focuses on marital and other adult loving relationships and how marital and couples counseling and therapy can assist individuals who are having marital adult loving relationship problems or difficulties. Restricted to majors.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed as part of recent program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This is not really a new course; it is part of the sequence for the Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration in the MA in Rehabilitation and MH Counseling; also it is a required course in the Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. The Department wants to convert it from Selected Topics to a permanent course number.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Terminal degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling or related area.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Expose students to primary constructs and theoretical orientations and aspects of marital and other adult loving relationships;

    2. Establish basic approaches and techniques of marital and couples counseling and therapy;

    3. Give students the opportunity to attempt, explore and evaluate the extent to which the practical applications of marriage and couples counseling and therapy are and can be an integral part of their own repertoire of counseling skills and techniques; and,

    4. Help students understand and appreciate themselves as individuals, professionals and counselors.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this class, student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of primary constructs and theoretical orientations and aspects of marital and other adult loving relationships;

    2. Know basic approaches and techniques of marital and couples counseling and therapy;

    3. Attempt, explore and evaluate the extent to which the practical applications of marriage and couples counseling and therapy are and can be an integral part of their own repertoire of counseling skills and techniques; and,

    4. Understand and appreciate themselves as individuals, professionals and counselors.

    C. Major Topics

    Self Analysis

    Relationship Analysis

    3 My Past

    Behavior Analysis

    Dichotomous Thinking

    Feelings and Emotions

    Patterns and Trends

    Divorce and Separation

    Guilt and Shame

    Fears and Phobias

    Depression

    Grieving

    Time and Timing

    Happiness and Joy

    The Internet (the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)

    Love

    LovingOur Pasts

    Relationship Analysis

    Congruence and Balance

    Outside Factors and Features

    Other People

    Needs and Wants

    Expectations and Dependence

    Boundaries and Control

    Lifestyles

    Monetary and Equity Issues

    Problems

    Relationship Skills

    Seeing a Professional Counselor, Therapist

    or Family Mediator

    How a Professional Counselor or Therapist

    Can be Helpful to You

    D. Textbooks

    Emener, W.G., & Lambos, W.A. (2009). My Loving Relationships. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. (MLR)

    Emener, W.G., & Lambos, W.A. (2009). Our Loving Relationship. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. (OLR)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Evaluation Criteria: (details provided in class)

    (20%) 1. Active class participation

    (20%) 2. Maintenance of a "Journal/Log" Notebook for the course

    (20%) 3. A critical review of one (1) book on marriage and other adult loving relationship issues or couples counseling and therapy (Due: November 18th).

    (20%) 4. Three (3) clinical interviews with a couple (including a written report and an in-class presentation) (Due: November 25th).

    (20%) 5. Take-Home Final Examination (December 8th 3:00 – 5:00 pm)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Class Outline

    Class Meetings/Topics Readings

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    Aug. 26th Introductions

    Sept. 2nd MLR 1 Self Analysis

    2 Relationship Analysis

    3 My Past

    4 Behavior Analysis

    Sept. 9th MLR 5 Dichotomous Thinking

    6 Feelings and Emotions

    7 Patterns and Trends

    8 Divorce and Separation

    Sept. 16th MLR 9 Guilt and Shame

    10 Fears and Phobias

    11 Depression

    12 Grieving

    Sept. 23rd OLR 13 Time and Timing

    14 Happiness and Joy

    15 The Internet (the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)

    Sept. 30th OLR 1 Love

    2 Loving

    3 Our Pasts

    4 Relationship Analysis

    October 7th OLR 5 Congruence and Balance

    6 Outside Factors and Features

    7 Other People

    8 Needs and Wants

    Oct. 14th OLR 9 Expectations and Dependence

    10 Boundaries and Control

    11 Lifestyles

    12 Monetary and Equity Issues

    Oct. 21st OLR 13 Problems

    14 Relationship Skills

    MLR 16 & OLR 15 Seeing a Professional Counselor, Therapist

    or Family Meaditor

    MLR 17 & OLR 16 How a Professional Counselor or Therapist

    Can be Helpful to You

    Oct. 28th MLR 18 & OLR 17 Some Suggestions About Getting Help from a Professional

    OLR & MLR Epilogue - Reflections and Door Knob Issues

    Nov. 4th “The Story of Us”

    Nov. 11th No Class – Veterans’ Day Holiday

    Nov. 18th Student Book Reports

    Nov. 25th “Student Interview Reports”

    Dec. 2nd “Student Interview Reports” (con’t)

    Distribute Take-Home Final Exam

    H. Attendance Policy

    Attendance will be taken at the beginning and at the end of each class. If a student is not present at the beginning and at the end of a class, he or she will be considered absent. If a student misses a class due to a documented illness, he or she should speak to the instructor at the next class meeting to discuss how missed materials and information will be obtained. More than two (2) absences will lower a grade by one letter; more than three (3) will constitute a failing of the course.

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting

    In the Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, students are required to attend the first class meeting of undergraduate and graduate courses for which they registered prior to the first day of the term. Names of students who register prior to the first day of the term are printed on the first class roll for each course section. Students having extenuating circumstances beyond their control and who are unable to attend the first class meeting must notify the instructor prior to the first class meeting to request waver of the first class attendance requirement. Students who add course or late-register during the first week of classes will not be on the first class roll and, therefore, will not be dropped for nonattendance by the instructor. To avoid fee liability and academic penalty, the student is responsible for ensuring that he/she has dropped all undesired courses by the end of the 5th day of classes.

    Religious Preference Absence Policy

    Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor in writing at least two weeks prior to the anticipated absence and observed date(s). http://www.ugs.usf.edu/rip/relhol.htm

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    “I” (Incomplete) Grade Policy

    An “I” grade indicates incomplete coursework and may be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students. If may be awarded to an undergraduate student only when a small portion of the student’s work is incomplete and only when the student is otherwise earning a passing grade. The revised USF policy provides for the assigning of I grades combined with the total grade the student currently has attained factoring in zero for the missing work (e.g., “IC” “ID”). Until removed the “I” is not computed in the GPA for the student. The time limit for removing the “I” is to be set by the instructor of the course. If an instructor is willing, he or she may accept work from a student after an “I” grade has changed to an “IF” or “IU” grade, and assign the student a final grade in the course, unless the student has graduated. Whether or not the student is in residence, any change to “IF” grades will be calculated in the cumulative GPA and, if applicable; the student will be placed on appropriate probation or academically dismissed. Students are not required to register for course in which they are only completing precious course requirements to chance an “I” grade. However, if a student wants to audit a course for review in order to complete course requirements, full fees must be paid.

    http://www.grad.usf.edu/newsite/grad_council/policy/I_Grade_Policy_and_Procedure_Fall_2008.pdf

    Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process: Definitions, Punishments and Procedure.

    Punishment for Academic Dishonesty

    The punishment for academic dishonesty depends on the seriousness of the offense and may include assignment of an “F” or a numerical value of zero on the subject paper, lab report, etc., and “F” or an “FF” grade (the latter indicating academic dishonesty) in the course, suspension or expulsion from the University. A student who receives an “FF” grade may not use the university’s Grade Forgiveness Policy if the course is subsequently repeated. An “FF” grade assigned to indicate academic dishonesty is reflected only on internal records and prevents the student from repeating the course using the Grade Forgiveness Policy. If a student who has been accused of academic dishonesty drops the course, the student’s registration in the course will be reinstated until the issue is resolved. Notice that a student has been dismissed for reasons of academic dishonest may be reflected on the student’s transcript with the formal notation: Dismissed for Academic Dishonesty.

    Punishment for academic dishonesty may include a zero grade on the specific assignment, and can result in failing the class altogether.

    • Procedures for Alleged Academic Dishonesty or Disruption:

    http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0608/adadap.htm

    • Student Academic Grievance Procedures -- http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0608/arcsagp.htm

    Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, web sites, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public at large, or the form, structure, or style of a secondary source must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Only widely known facts and first-hand thoughts and observations original to the student do not require citations. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of he text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one’s own segments or the total of another person’s work. If you are not sure please bring the material to the instructor for guidance. The student who submitted the subject paper, lab report, etc. shall receive an “F” with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the “F” shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of “F” or “FF” (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

    Cheating

    Cheating is the (a) the unauthorized granting or receiving of aid during the prescribed period of a course-graded exercise; students may not consult written materials such as notes or books, may not look at the paper of another student, nor consult orally with any other student taking the same test; (b) asking another person to take an examination in his/her place; (c) taking an examination for or in place of another student; (d) stealing visual concepts, such as drawings, sketches, diagrams, musical programs or scores, graphs, maps, etc., and presenting them as one’s own; (e) stealing, borrowing, buying, or disseminating tests, answer keys or other examination material except as officially authorized, research papers, creative papers, speeches, other graded assignments, etc.; (f) stealing or copying of computer programs and presenting them as one’s own. Such stealing includes the use of another student’s program, as obtained from the magnetic media or interactive terminals or from cards, print-out papers, etc. Punishment will be based on the University guidelines for academic dishonesty.

    Hearings

    An expedited emergency hearing may be held before an academic administrator appointed by the dean or by the appointed academic committee in cases that involve the safety, health or welfare of any student or staff member.

    University of South Florida Regulation

    Regulation Number: USF3-0015

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentregs/USF3-0015.htm

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling; and Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Restricted to Majors.



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