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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Hovland, David


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CoursePS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy BE
SemesterU1A2005
FacultyHovland, David
TitlePROFESSOR
Degrees/CertificatesYALE UNIVERSITY B.A. in Culture & Behavior (Honors Interdisciplinary Major)
HARVARD UNIVERSITY M.A. in Psychology
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Ph.D. in Psychology
Office LocationAUSTIN CAMPUS
Office HoursMONDAY, FRIDAY  10:00 A.M. -- 12:00 NOON
Daytime Phone(512) 374-2103
E-MailDavid.Hovland@park.edu
myoho2000_2000@yahoo.com
Semester DatesJUNE 6 -- JULY 31
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time8:00 - 10:30 PM
PerquisitesPS101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
COREY: Theory & Practice of Counseling & Guidance (7th e.) 2003

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Videos
Casebook selections
Role playing


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.

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1
Tues. June 7
Introductory TopicsChapter   1 
Meeting - 2
Thurs. June 9
DiscussionChs.      2, 3 
Meeting - 3
Tues. June 14
Discussion
Video
Chapter   4 
Meeting - 4
Thurs. June 16
Discussion
Video, Role Play
Chapter   5 
Meeting - 5
Tues. June 21
DiscussionChapter   6 
Meeting - 6
Thurs. June 23
Discussion
Video
Chapter   7 
Meeting - 7
Tues. June 28
DiscussionChapter   8 
Meeting - 8
Thurs. June 30
Discussion
Video
Chapter   9 
Meeting - 9
Tues. July 5
MID-TERM TEST MID-TERM TEST
Meeting - 10
Thurs. July 7
DiscussionChapter  10 
Meeting - 11
Tues. July 12
Discussion
Role Play
Chapter  11 
Meeting - 12
Thurs. July 14
DiscussionChapter  12DRAFT PAPER DUE
by FRI. JULY 15
Noon
Meeting - 13
Tues. July 21
DiscussionChapter  13 
Meeting - 14
Thurs. July 23
Discussion
Role Play
Chapter  14TERM PAPER DUE
by FRI. JULY 22
Noon
Meeting - 15
Tues. July 28
Discussion
Review
Chapter  15 
Meeting - 16
Thurs. July 30
FINAL EXAM FINAL EXAM

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Each student should be able to say: "On my honor as a gentleperson, I have neither given nor received aid on this test or paper."

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 101
In an academic setting, plagiarism is a very serious offense.  Do not do it!

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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