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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Schwartz, Kenneth L.


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

U1SS 2006 RA

Faculty

Schwartz, Kenneth L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Psychology
M.A. Counseling Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

By arrangement only

Daytime Phone

565-3139

E-Mail

kenneth.schwartz@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 5, 2006 - July 30, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:55 - 7:35 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101, PS 401 or PS 315 and junior or senior standing

Credit Hours

3


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

  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:
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
Jun 5

Week 1 - Class 2   Psychoanalysis    Chap 2
Jun 7

Week 2 - Class 3   Adlerian          Chap 3
Jun 12              

Week 2 - Class 4   Analytic          Chap 4
Jun 14            

Week 3 - Class 5   Person-Centered   Chap 5  
Jun 19                            

Week 3 - Class 6   RET               Chap 6    
Jun 21                                  

Week 4 - Class 7   Behavioral        Chap 7
Jun 26            

Week 4 - Class 8   Cognitive         Chap 8
Jun 28            

Week 5 - Class 9   Existential       Chap 9   Mid-Term
Jul 3                                       (chapters 1-8)

Week 5 - Class 10  Gestalt           Chap 10
Jul 5              

Week 6 - Class 11  Multimodal        Chap 11 11                                  Movie Critique Due    
Jul 10                                    

Week 6 - Class 12 Family             Chap 12
Jul 12            

Week 7 - Class 13  Psychodrama       Chap 13    
Jul 17                                

Week 7 - Class 14  Experential       Chap 14
Jul 19            

Week 8 - Class 15  Contemporary      Chap 15
Jul 24             Issues          

Week 8 - Class 16            Final Exam                
Jul 26                       (chap 9-15)

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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