1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE COUNSELING THEORY
2. COURSE CODE ABA 2073
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF PROF. MADYA DATIN DR SAPORA SIPON
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME This course is developed for second year counseling students as an exposure to the knowledge of major counseling theories and psychotherapy. This course also serves as a basis and platform   of how actual life counseling could be carried out through the usage of counseling techniques, methods and theories.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 3 & Year 2
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L T P/SCL
28 13 20

Non-Face to face

O Preparation for final Final Exam
42 14 3

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+13+20+42+14+3=120
7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To provide students the understanding of   the concepts and techniques of major counseling and psychotherapy theories.
  2. To provide students the ability to manage life problems using the concepts and techniques of major counseling and psychotherapy theories.
  3. To provide students the ability to identify, analyze and treat life problems by the application of counseling techniques, methods and theories.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES  At the end of the course, learners will be able to

  1. Explain the concepts, techniques and theories of major counseling theory. (LO1,C2)
  2. Demonstrate the counseling techniques learnt  (L02, P2)
  3. Analyze life problems through counseling theories and scientific data (L03, CT1)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Communication skills
  • Team work skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge skills
  • Leadership skills
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, visit, forum, exercise and group work. Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course especially through field visit. The use of examination and essay assignment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in real context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS This course presents an overview of the major counseling and psychotherapy theories. The main concepts, techniques and methods of each major counseling theory will be discussed. This course will also explore the limitations and contributions of each major theory discussed.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
A. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT (70%)
Category Percentage Assessment method
i.      3 quiz 30 Structure and essay type questions
ii.     Visit 20 Visit and written report
iii.    Forum 10 Written report
Iii  communication skills 10  Presentation
B. FINAL EXAMINATION
i.      Examination  30% Objective  and essay type questions
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic

 

Enter exam

Continous examination

Final

Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY   TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment Revision Continuous assessment Final Exam
The importance of theory in counseling 4 1 2 2 2 4 15
Psychodynamic 4 2 3 2 2 4 17
Gestalt 4 2 3 2 2 4 17
Adlerian 4 2 3 2 2 4 17
Person-centered 4 2 3 2 2 4 17
Rational-emotive behavior therapy 4 2 3 2 2 4 17
Behaviour 4 2 3 2 2 4 17
Final Exam 3
Total 28 13 20 14 14 28 3 120
17 References Main references supporting the course:

  1. Corey, C.G (2010). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (8th ed). Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  2. Corsini, R.J, Wedding D, Dumont, F (2008). Current psychotherapies. Cengage Learning.
  3. Hansen, J.C, Rossberg, R.H. & Cramer, S.H. (1994). Counseling Theory and process. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  4. Neukrug, E.S. (2010). Counseling theory and practice. Cengage Learning
  5. Sapora Sipon. (2010). Kaunseling Teori  dan Psikoterapi (Edisi kedua). Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia: Nilai.

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Program Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours (week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
TOPIC 1:The importance of theory in counseling  

2

(WK1)

  1. Explain verbally to peers and lecturer on the importance of acquiring the knowledge on counseling theories.
  2. Present ideas clearly, effectively and confidently, in both oral and written forms the major counseling and psychotherapy.
 

LO1

LO3

 

 

CS3

CS1

 

 

On a pair basis, student will explain verbally on the importance of theory in counseling

Group discussion activity

 

 

Lecturer provides advice for improvement.

Lecturer encourages group discussion

 

TOPIC 2: Psychodynamics  

4

(WK2-

WK3)

  1. Identify and analyze problems by applying and acquiring knowledge and understanding of psychodynamic theory and principles.
  2. Present ideas clearly, effectively and confidently, in both oral and written forms on psychodynamics theory
 

LO1

LO3

 

CT1

CS1

 

Students are given case studies to identify and analyze problems using psychodynamic theory

Group discussion

activity

 

Lecturer assists in analyzing the problems

Lecturer  provides advice for improvement.

TOPIC 3: Gestalt

4

(WK4-WK5)

  1. Present ideas clearly, effectively and confidently, in both oral and written forms on Gestalt theory
  2. Identify and analyze life problems through counseling theories and scientific data using Gestalt theory
L03

L04

CS1

CT1

Students are required to  present in either  written or oral form their knowledge on Gestalt counseling theory

Group  activity

Lecturer provides advice for improvement.

Lecturer encourages team work

TOPIC 4: Adlerian

4

(WK6&7)

  1. Present clearly with confidence and appropriate to the level of the listener the concept, techniques and methods of Adlerian therapy
  2. Identify and analyze problems  by applying and acquiring knowledge and understanding of Adlerian
LO3

 

 

LO1

CS3

 

 

CS1

Randomly, student will present the concept, techniques and methods of Adlerian therapy.

Students are given case studies to identify and analyze problems using Adlerian  theory

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement evaluation

Lecturer assists in analyzing the problems.

TOPIC 5:  Person-centered

4

(WK8 & 9)

  1. Identify and analyze problems  by applying and acquiring knowledge and understanding of person-centered theory
  2. Present clearly with confidence and appropriate to the level of the listener the concept, techniques and methods of Person-centered  therapy (LO3, CS3)
LO1

 

 

LO3

CT1

 

 

CS3

Students analyze  case study using person-centered theory

Students communicate  the concept, techniques and methods of person-centered theory

 

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement evaluation

Lecturer encourages discussion.

TOPIC 6: Rational-emotive behavior therapy

4

(WK10-WK11)

  1. Present ideas clearly on rational-emotive behavior therapy.
  2. Present clearly with confidence and appropriate to the level of the listener the concept, techniques and methods of rational emotive behavior therapy.
LO1

 

LO3

CS1

 

CS3

Each student will present ideas clearly on rational-emotive behavior therapy  

Lecturer will give comment for improvement

 TOPIC 7: Behavior
  1. Communicate with others in the group the important concepts, techniques and strengths and limitation of behavior therapy
L03 CS6 Group activity. Group members are required to discuss and explain to each other the important concepts, techniques and strengths and limitation of behavior therapy Lecturer facilitates the discussion
TOPIC 8: Islamic perspective of counseling theory
  1. Find ideas and alternative solutions (Islamic perspective)  in counseling
L02 CT3 Group discussion. Lecturer assists in the discussion