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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Clock, Shawna Renee


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

U1J 2006 IN

Faculty

Clock, Shawna Renee

Title

Adjunct Faculty/Psychology

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Arts, Psychology
Licensed Masters Level Psychologist

Office Hours

By appointment only

Daytime Phone

816-210-3271

E-Mail

shawna.clock@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 5, 2006 to July 30, 2006

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

PS101, PS 401 or PS 315, Junior or Senior standing

Credit Hours

3


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

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of vocabulary found in psychotherapy.
  2. Compare and contrast among the major schools in psychotherapy.
  3. Critique and evaluate the treatment and practice of psychotherapy.
  4. Identify ethical issues in psychotherapy.
  5. Identify appropriate psychotherapeutic concepts in case studies.


Core Assessment:

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.


Movie Choices:


1. Good Will Hunting


2. As Good As It Gets


3. Antwoine Fisher


4. K-Pax


5. Ordinary People


Answers:


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 Rubric

Class 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

90-100%A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
Below 60%F

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-
                            Term
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
                            Assessment.
6      07/11/2006           Chapter 10 and 11,Core  
                            Assessment due
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.

  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 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis Continuum                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
                                                  
Identify and justify treatments for all the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - exceeds expectations. Idenfity and justify treatments for all but 1 of the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - meets expectations. Identify and justify treatments for all but 2 of the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - does not meet expectations. Identify and justify treatments for more all but 3 or more of the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - no evidence. 
Analysis Continuum                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
                                                  
Identify the symptoms of all characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - exceeds expectations. Identify the symptoms of all but 1 of the characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis  - meets expectations. Identify the symptoms of all but 2 of the characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - does not meet expectations. Identify the symptoms of all but 3 or more of the characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - no evidence. 
Evaluation Continuum                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                  
Identify all the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - exceeds expectations. Identify all but 1 of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - meets expectations. Identify all but 2 of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - does not meet expectations. Identify all but 3 or more of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - no evidence. 
Terminology Continuum                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                  
Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, no errors - exceeds expectations. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, 1-2 errors - meets expectations. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, 3-4 errors - does not meet expectations. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, more than 4 errors - no evidence. 
Concepts Continuum                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
                                                  
Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, no errors - exceeds expectations. discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, 1-2 errors - meets expectations. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, 2-4 errors - does not meet expectations. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, more than 4 errors - no evidence. 
Application Continuum                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                  
Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, no errors - exceeds exxpectations. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, 1-2 errors - meets expectations. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, 3-4 errors - does not meet expectations. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, more than 4 errors - no evidence. 
Whole Continuum                                                                                                                                        
Outcomes
                                                  
Paper has no composition errors - exceeds expectations. Paper has 1-2 compostion errors - meets expectations. Paper has 3-4 compostion errors - does not meet expectations. Paper has more than 4 composition errors - no evidence. 

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