PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
U1J 2006 IN
Clock, Shawna Renee
Masters of Arts, PsychologyLicensed Masters Level Psychologist
By appointment only
June 5, 2006 to July 30, 2006
5:30 - 9:50 PM
PS101, PS 401 or PS 315, Junior or Senior standing
Textbook: Prochaska, J.O & Norcross, J.C. , Systems of psychotherapy: A transtheoretical analysis-Fifth Edition. Thomson: Brooks/Cole, Australia
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
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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: Teaching techniques will include lectures, readings, examinations, writings, student presentations, interactive classroom discussions, and role-plays of therapeutic techniques. Students will be expected to actively engage in learning from one another in group activities and discussions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
PARK UNIVERSITY COURSE ASSESSMENT: PS402 SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
MOVIE "CASE" CRITIQUE PAPER: Choose one of the following movies and write a paper describing the mental health issues each character is facing, and which treatment modalilties your would recommend and why. Be sure to explain specifically how the treatment you recommend would help the symptoms of the character. Include each character that you feel has symptomology and describe the symptoms in terms of the character's story, functionality and relationships with others.
The paper must be a minimum of 1000 words written in A.P.A. style.
1. Good Will Hunting
2. As Good As It Gets
3. Antwoine Fisher
5. Ordinary People
Example: 1. Good Will Hunting - a. Will the main character has P.S.T.D. from childhood abuse and needs help with attachment/bonding issues that now effect his relationships with others and adjustment to life. There are a number of treatments that would help the character deal with these issues. The student would need to describe them and how they thought they would help the symptoms and coping mechanisms. The theraputic relationship with the therapist would be especially important as the trust issues would be exhibited there initially, and in fact in the movie several therapists fail at reaching him until Robin Williams character of therapist succeeds. b. Therapist Robin Williams) - has depression regarding the loss of his wife, and career satisfaction issues. There are a number of treatments that could help him as well, though in the movie he seems to have insights on his own triggered by the relationship he develops with his client Will. The student would need to describe the treatments and how they would help symptoms and coping strategies.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Class Assessment:
The assessment of learning will be based on class participation, performance on examinations, a role-play therapy session, 2 writing assignments, and a classroom presentation. The class participation will include group discussions and attendance.
Grading: Core Assessment 75 points
Mid Term Exam 100 points
Final Exam 100 points
Journal Presentation 25 points
Class Participation 40 points
Therapy Tape 75 points
Journal 40 points
Total 455 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of work will be accepted only under special circumstances and will receive a deduction of points for each day that it is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Class attendance is part of your grade, so please attend class and be prompt. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, role-plays, and group work. You are expected to take part in discussions and group work.
2. It is your responsibility to make up anything missed in class.
3. Please make sure all cell phones and pagers are on vibrate.
4. Respect fellow classmates' opinions and ideas, as openness in classroom discussions is very important.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1 06/06/2006 Introductions, Chapters 1 & 2
2 06/13/2006 Chapters 4 & 5
3 06/20/2006 Chapter 6, Review for Mid-
4 06/27/2006 Mid-Term Examination
(Chapters 1,2, 4, 5, 6,)
Lecture Chapter 9
5 07/04/2006 No class,read chapter 8
Work on therapy tapes and Core
6 07/11/2006 Chapter 10 and 11,Core
7 07/18/2006 Review of Final, Therapy
Tapes Due, Journal Due,
Presentations, Chapter 12
8 07/25/2006 Final Exam (Chapters 8-12)
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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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