PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
U1SS 2006 RA
Schwartz, Kenneth L.
B.S. PsychologyM.A. Counseling PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas
By arrangement only
June 5, 2006 - July 30, 2006
4:55 - 7:35 PM
PS 101, PS 401 or PS 315 and junior or senior standing
Textbook: Corsini and Wedding, (2005) Current Psychotherapies (7th Ed).Belmont, CA: Brooks-Cole - Thomson Learning (Wadsworth Publishers)
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS 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: The instructor's education philosophy is based on the use of reading, lectures, applying to theory to actual case studies, discussion and interactions, exercises, papers, and examinations to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and skills related to the topic area of a course.
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: The level of student success in achieving the learning outcomes will be measured by class participation, the core assessment movie "case" critique, examinations, and a presentation.
Grading: Class Participation - 50 points
Movie Critique - 100 points
Examinations (two at 100 points each) - 200 points
Presentation - 100 points
Total Points Available - 450 points
1. Movie critique will be evaluated following the rubric provided at the attached link above.
2. Tests will be objective format.
3. Presentation will consist of analyzing a case study, recommending a course of treatment, and identifying recommended interventions with rationale for choice of interventions.
A: 90 - 100%
B: 80 - 89%
C: 70 - 79%
D: 60 - 69%
F: Below 60% or three or more unexcused absences
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the date given in the syllabus. Five points will be deducted for every calendar day an assignment is late. No points will be awarded for an assignment that is late by more than 1 week.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Attend all class session and arrive on time.
2. Read all assignments prior to class and actively participate in class discussions.
3. Treat each other with courtesy and respect.
4. Advise instructor of any TDYs before departure if it requries missing class. Provide a copy of the orders to the instructor for the absence to be excused.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Topic Assignment
Week 1 - Class 1 Introduction Chap 1
Week 1 - Class 2 Psychoanalysis Chap 2
Week 2 - Class 3 Adlerian Chap 3
Week 2 - Class 4 Analytic Chap 4
Week 3 - Class 5 Person-Centered Chap 5
Week 3 - Class 6 RET Chap 6
Week 4 - Class 7 Behavioral Chap 7
Week 4 - Class 8 Cognitive Chap 8
Week 5 - Class 9 Existential Chap 9 Mid-Term
Jul 3 (chapters 1-8)
Week 5 - Class 10 Gestalt Chap 10
Week 6 - Class 11 Multimodal Chap 11 11 Movie Critique Due
Week 6 - Class 12 Family Chap 12
Week 7 - Class 13 Psychodrama Chap 13
Week 7 - Class 14 Experential Chap 14
Week 8 - Class 15 Contemporary Chap 15
Jul 24 Issues
Week 8 - Class 16 Final Exam
Jul 26 (chap 9-15)
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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
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Last Updated:4/24/2006 5:29:56 PM