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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 or PS315 and junior or senior standing. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactivenes based upon lectures, readings, examinations, and videos. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas and issues in psychotherapy.
Learning Outcomes:* Analyze the distinctions between psychotherapy and counseling as well as the difference between patient and client.
* Expalin and justify the comparisons between theories
* Demonstrate the different modalities of psychotherapy
* Repoort and appreciate the sailent points of the mechanisms of psychotherapy.
Course Assessment: Each learner will appreciate and recognize the distinctions between the plethora of psychotherapies. This information will be assessed via the knowledge, application, anaylsis and synthesis within the multiple choice examinations and the reporting of 10 journal articles on psychotherapy.
Grading: Examination 1-----100 points A=93% to 100%
Examination 2-----100 points B=86% to 92%
Examination 3-----100 points C=79% to 85%
Journals----------100 points D=72& to 78%
Participation------50 points F= anything below 72%
Late Submission of Course Materials: This instructor will not accept assignments late unless a given student is TDY. If a student is not TDY, a letter grade of "ZERO" will be forthcoming.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: No computers nor visual/auditory recording devices will be permitted in this class. If a student is planning to be absent from this class, prior notice shall be provided to this instructor via e-mail and/or phone. All cell phones will be turned off during the duration of this class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1---------------Introduction and Psychoanalysis
Week 2---------------Adlerian and Analytical
Week 3---------------EXAMINATION # 1
Week 4---------------Rational Emotive/Behavior/Cogntive
Week 5---------------Existential and Gestalt Therapy
Week 6---------------EXAMINATION # 2
Week 7--------------Psychodrama/Experiential and Issues in Psychotherapy
Week 8--------------EXAMINATION # 3
Journal Articles are due
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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