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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Morris, Dawn L.


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CoursePS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy WT
SemesterF2L2005
FacultyMorris, Dawn L.
TitleAjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Science in Clinical Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor
Office LocationWhiteman AFB, MO
Office HoursE-mail - wolvesmo@iland.net
Daytime Phone660.422.4397
E-Maildmorris@park.edu
wolvesmo@iland.net
Semester DatesOct 25th - Dec 15th
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time4:55 - 7:35 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy - 7th Ed. by Gerald Corey

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

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this course should be able to:
1. Retrieve course related information via computer using the internet, Proquest, and Info Trac.
2. Understand the importance of self-exploration for the counseling profession.
3. Identify the nine major schools of psychotherapy.
4. Understand key concepts and identify the goals of therapy from each school.
5. Identify how each school views the therapeutic relationship and process.
6. Identify therapeutic techniques used within each school.
7. Understand the application of the approaches.
8. Understand the importance of the multicultural perspective.

Course Assessment:
1. Complete all assigned readings
2. Take notes, study material, participate and ask questions.
3. Complete all of the required exams
4. Each student will be expected to complete the assigned work that is given the night of class after lecture.  This means that each chapter covered will have some specific assigned work such as an on-line quiz questions, writings, self-evaluation inventories, etc.

Grading:
Final grades are based on the total number of points the student has earned compared to the total number of points possible.  Points can be earned through exams and writings and self-evaluation inventories.
90 - 100%   A
80 - 89%   B
70 - 79%   C
60 - 69%   D
0 - 59%    F
Each assigned work on each chapter will count for the number of questions given.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The nightly work given will be expected to be turned in the next class period.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be present.I expect that each student will conduct themselves like an upper level college student.  Be ready to learn.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
October 25 & 27 - Week 1
Introductions and begin chapter 2 & test

November 1 & 3 - Week 2
Chapter 3 and test and begin chapter 7

November 8 & 10 - Week 3
Finish covering chapter 7, test and begin chapter 9

November 15 & 17 - Week 4
Finish covering chapter 9, test and begin chapter 11

November 22 & 24 - Week 5
Finish covering chapter 11, test and begin chapter 13

November 29 & December 1 - Week 6
Finish covering chapter 13, test and begin chapter 14

December 6 & 8 - Week 7
Finish covering chapter 14, test and discuss either original schools of psychotherapy or chapter 15

December 13 & 15 - Week 8
Turn in chapter 15 work and closing discussions.

All assigned work is subject to change.

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
 
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