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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 4.3 (B): Guidance &Counselling in Educational Settings

Unit Contents Teaching Hrs. Domain
1 Introduction

Historical background and Role of school counselors: counselors as educators; role of school psychologist

School counselors as facilitators of personal, emotional, physical, social development of students

Models and approaches of school counseling: behaviorist, client-centered, Adlerian, beck and ellis

Counselling for prekindergarten to grade 5 children- counseling in preschool, Counseling for acting-out behavior problems: refusal, defiance, inability in delaying gratification

Counseling for tantrums

Training for pro-social behavior in toddlers

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2 Counseling in Middle and High school

Physical problems: Problems of adolescence, puberty and hormonal changes, tackling physical changes and accepting differences, body image, eating disorders

Identity problems: Identity formation, Erik Erikson’s theory of identity development, identity crisis, sexual and gender identity, academic stress and career conflicts

Parent-child and peer relationship problems: divorce of parents, social anxiety and social withdrawal, popularity and fitting in, bullying

Heterosexual relationships problems: love and sexuality, teen pregnancy, dating, attachment, infatuation and attraction to opposite sex

Online dating

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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3 Educational and Vocational Guidance

Nature, need and concept of vocational guidance, the socio-economic and cultural context.

Theories of vocational development: Donald Super’s self actualization, Ginzberg’sopccopational choice,

Vocational choice, vocational maturity, vocational success.

Vocational adjustment: Concept, characteristics and dimensions.

Counseling for burn-out

Personal relationships at the workplace

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Wright, R. (2012). Introduction to School Counseling. Sage: London.
  2. Coleman, H.K. &Yeh, C. (2008). Handbook of School Counseling. Lawrence Erlbaum: USA.

Reference Books:

  1. Gysbers, N. & Henderson, P. (2014). Developing and Managing your School Guidance and Counseling Program. NY: Wiley.
  2. Murphy, J. (2015). Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools. NY: Wiley.