Analysis: Part One
There are several parts to this discussion topic:
Provide five specific concepts based from the course materials (in the form of questions to ask yourself). For these concepts, let us get some in-depth thoughts and discussion going on here. Go deep into the course materials to formulate your questions/concepts. Draw from the course presentations and text. I will be looking for topics from the course materials.
- A sample type question is as follows: What does the concept of “wounded healer” mean, and how might this concept be implemented in the helping process (Nouwen as cited in Brewer & Peters, n.d.)?
- Discuss the emphasis of these concept questionsin working with hurting people. Why are they important? It is not enough to state that the concept is helpful, or will provide support to the client, or such similar vague comments. Explain and provide details regarding the concept, what use of the concept will accomplish, while maintaining the discussion and focus on the issue of suffering.
For the Case Scenario
Jamie questioned whether you were really helping her since she is still “feeling all this pain.” She left asking, “Why can’t you help remove this needless suffering?”
- As human services workers, what is our role regarding the suffering that our client’s experience?
- Is it the worker’s role to remove suffering? Consider this topic, and develop your response based from core points in the presentations and text.
- Use course materials and Scripture to support your discussion.
- Provide citations and references, formatted according to APA guide, chapters 6 and 7. The correct citations for the presentations is located in the discussion board instructions.
- Use subject headings to organize your discussion (based on the different elements in the discussion topic)
Group Discussion Board Forum Instructions
The purpose of these Group Discussion Board Forums is to expand your thinking about the course materials or apply course materials to counseling scenarios. Some of the discussion board questions have a strong analytical component, as fitting a graduate level course. As a basis for your reflection/evaluation/application, you will be asked to review the content covered during the discussion modules/weeks.
In response to the posted discussion question (Modules/Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8), post your thread by the date specified using at least 400 words. The grading rubric does not grade for word count. However, realize that too many words may indicate wordiness, but too few words may indicate incomplete thought. In addition to supporting your initial comments from course materials (with proper, current APA citation), the integration of a Christian worldview is always appropriate.
To foster discussion, you will be required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Your reply must be of appropriate length (at least 200 words), but word count is not a grading criteria. In addition, your instructor may ask you to reply to the instructor’s follow-up ideas as part of the discussion board requirement (and included in the grade). When you reply to student or instructor posts, expand the discussion. Limit “I agree” statements, but rather explain the reasons why you agree or disagree. Expand ideas, challenge thinking, probe, and ask for clarification. In all discussion board work, keep these points in mind:
- Use appropriate netiquette,
- Write at graduate level, and
- Cite in-text per current APA format and list references at the bottom of your post.
When citing any of the presentations provided in the Reading & Study folders, your references must look like the following:
Brewer, G., & Peters, C., (n.d). [Insert audio lecture title or notes title]. Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University.
So, for example, a reference would look like this:
Brewer, G., & Peters, C. (n.d.). COUN 506 Week Three, Lecture One: Christian spirituality and the ministry of counseling. [PowerPoint]. Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Online.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned modules/weeks and submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same modules/weeks except for Module/Week 8.
In Module/Week 8, submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday and submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.