Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Videos
Course Description: Explores the major schools of psychotherapy. The course includes an extensive use of actual case studies. Pre-requisites: PS101, PS401 or PS315 and junior or senior standing. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Psychotherapy is one of the great human innovations and exists in many forms.
There will be some emphasis on the CONTEXTS in which the various systems of psychotherapy emerged. Case studies will be used, and also videos (some of which involve case studies) and role playing.
I also believe that students will longest remember what THEY said (rather than what professors said) and that no statement is random (or even off the point -- "free association" is based on the fact that what is important to a person will come out in various and surprising ways.)
Learning Outcomes:At the end of the course, each student will be able to:
1 List seven systems of psychotherapy, mentioning virtues and limitations of each
2 Recognize and describe major innovators in the field
3 Practice descriptions of personal change
Course Assessment: This course will have a Mid-Term Test, a Discussion Score, a Term Paper, and a Final Exam.
Grading: The components are weighted as follows:
250 points (of 1000) for Mid-Term Test
200 points (of 1000) for Discussion Score
200 points (of 1000) for Term Paper
350 points (of 1000) for Final Exam
Grades are not necessarily "rounded up": 89.6 is not "A"
Because the scores are weighted, simply adding scores and dividing the total by the number of scores doesn't work.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Up to 5 points per day may be deducted for late papers.
The above rule includes DRAFT papers.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Each student is expected to attend class prepared for discussion - each student should read assignments before class. No cell phones or pagers should be in classrooms.
Do not drink anything that, if spilled in a classrom, would be hard (or expensive!) to clean. Always leave the classroom as neat and clean as you found it.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: We will read the chapters in the book (by Corey) in order.
The Mid-Term exam is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, 2005.
The Draft Paper is due by Noon Friday, July 15, 2005.
The Term Paper is due by Noon Friday, July 22, 2005.
The Final Exam is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2005.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101In an academic setting, plagiarism is a very serious offense. Do not do it!
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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