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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, PS315 and junior or senior standing.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on a combination of lectures, video presentations, video critique, case vignettes, take home exams, and student participation.
Learning Outcomes:1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of vocabulary found in psychotherapy.
2. Compare and contrast the major schools in psychotherapy.
3. Critique and evaluate the treatment and practice of psychotherapy.
4. Identify ethical issues in psychotherapy.
Course Assessment: Students are expected to read assignments prior to class meetings. For successful completion of course, students are required to complete chapter reviews, complete two exams, and participate actively in class.
Chapter reviews 100 pts (10 pts each)
Students will be given a list of about 6-7 critical thinking questions to answer for each chapter. Students will provide thorough and comprehensive answers to these review questions (about 3-4 well constructed paragraphs). Information for these review questions may be obtained from the textbook or current journal articles. These review questions will be turned in on the class day the chapter is discussed.
Exams 100 pts (50 pts each)
There will be 2 essay examinations administered during the term. There will be 5-6 essay questions in an examination. Each student is encouraged to use their textbook and other materials while completing the test. Each answer will need to be typed and double-spaced. Each answer should include an introduction, an analysis, and a conclusion.
Attendance and class participation 50 pts
Students are expected to attend and participate in all scheduled classes. Active participation in class is an important element of learning. On occasions where a student is not able to attend class, all matters related to the absence, including making up missed work, are to be arranged between the student and instructor. Should an absence be anticipated, the student should contact the instructor in advance to make prior arrangements.
Grading: A = 215-240 = 90-100
B = 191-214 = 80-89
C = 170-190 = 70-79
D = 145-169 = 60-69
F = below 144 = below 59
Late Submission of Course Materials: It is preferred that you submit assignments on time. See course calendar for due dates of assignments. Late work is accepted by arrangement with instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting due dates in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
In addition, eating and/or drinking (except for water in clear containers) is prohibited per agreement with the Base Education Office.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Oct 29
Ch 2 Psychoanalysis (Ch Review)
Ch 3 Adlerian (Ch Review)
Ch 5 Person Centered (Ch Review)
Ch 6 Rational Emotive
Ch 7 Behavioral (Ch Review/Exam I)
Ch 8 Cognitive (Ch Review)
Ch 9 Existential (Ch Review)
Ch 10 Gestalt
Ch 11 Multimodal (Ch Review)
Ch 12 Family (Ch Review/Exam II)
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
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