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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Hartley, R. Derald


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CoursePS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy BUX
SemesterF2H2005
FacultyHartley, R. Derald
TitleSenior Adjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMA -- General Experimental Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor -- State of SC
Office LocationTBA
Office HoursTBA
Daytime Phone843-524-8899
Other Phone843-524-6099
E-MailDerald.Hartley@park.edu
rdhart@islc.net
Semester DatesOctober 24 - December 18, 2005
Class DaysTBA
Class TimeTBA
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Corey, G. (2001). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. 7th ed. New York: Brooks/Cole.

Additional Resources:
American Journal of Experimental Psychology


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:
This is an individualized instruction. The instructor will meet with the student weekly to answer questions, provide clarification, and additional information as deemed necessary.

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to: (1) identify the various schools into which specific theories of psychotherapy are classified; (2) outline the dynamics of personality/behavior development and how it can be changed when "normal" development fails to occur; (3) explain the importance of particular theoretical perspectives when providing psychotherapy; and (4)recognize and explain the specific techniques endorsed by Psychcoanalysis, Existential, Person-Centered, Gestalt, Reality, Behavior, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies.

Course Assessment:
There will be a mid-term and a final exam. The student will prepare a synopsis paper on one of the theories of counseling/psychotherapy not covered on the syllabus. The student will also research and prepare a paper on the counseling theory known as Transactional Analysis (TA). The APA style/format will be used for this research assignment.

Grading:
Mid-term and final exams = 80%; research paper on TA = 15%; synopsis paper = 5%

Final grades will be assigned as follows: 90 - 100 = A; 80 - 89 = B; 70 - 79 = C; 60 - 69 = D; below 60 or 4 unexcused absences = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Exams and papers are due when indicated on the syllabus. Late submissions will be lowered by 5 points per day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student and the instructor will meet weekly at an agreed-upon time and place. If the student is not able to attend this meeting, he/she will notify the instructor in advance. The student can contact the instructor by e-mail or phone durirng the week.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week     Chapter     Topic
1        1           Introduction and Overview
2        4           Psychoanalysis
3        6           Existential Therapy
4        7           Person-Centered Therapy; Midterm  
                    exam (Chapters 1, 4, 6, 7)and
                    synopsis paper are due
5        8           Gestalt Therapy
6        11          Reality Therapy
7        9           Behavior Therapy
8        10          Cognitive Behavior Therapy; final
                    exam (Chapters 8, 11, 9, 10)and
                    Research paper on TA 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.

  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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