PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
S2BB 2008 HL
Adjunct Faculty/Academic Director, Holloman AFB Campus Center
Master of Science, Counseling and PsychologyBachelor of Arts, Religious Studies
Holloman Education Center
Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm or before class
575-551-1458 (cell) or 575-479-2337 (Park Office)
17 March-11 May 2008
5:00 - 8:00 PM
PS 101, PS 401 or PS 315, and junior or senior standing
1. Required Text: Current Psychotherapies (2008) 8th Edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.
Authors: Raymond J. Corsini & Danny Wedding
2. Required Text: Case Studies in Psychotherapy (2008) 5th edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.
Authors: Danny Wedding & Raymond J. Corsini
3. Optional CD-ROM: Integrative Counseling Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.
Authors: Gerald Corey & Robert Haynes
4.Optional DVD: Theories in Action, Thomson Learning.
Park has packaged these required materials into one bundle which can be purchased using the ISBN# 049546869X
The first two textbooks are actually bound together within this package. You will most likely save money by purchasing this bundle (as opposed to trying to purchase these resources separately.)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 the treatment(s) you would recommend and why. Be sure to explain how the treatment(s) you recommend would help the character and foster coping mechanisms. Include each character that you feel has psychological problems and describe their symptoms in terms of their story, functionality, and relationships.
The paper must be a minimum of 1000 words and written in A.P.A. style.
1. Good Will Hunting
2. As Good As It Gets
3. Antwoine Fisher
5. Ordinary People
Below is an Example for the movie, “Good Will Hunting”:
Will, the main character, has P.T.S.D. from childhood abuse and has attachment/bonding issues that affect his relationships and adjustment to life. There are a number of treatments that would help him. [Here the student would describe these treatments and how the treatments would help his symptoms and give him coping mechanisms. The therapeutic relationship with the therapist would be especially important as the trust issues would first appear there.]
In the movie, several therapists fail at reaching Will but the therapist played by Robin Williams finally succeeds. However, this therapist is himself depressed over the loss of his wife and dissatisfaction with his career. There are treatments that could help him as well, although he has his own insights, fostered by his relationship with Will. [ Here the student would need to describe these treatments and how each treatment would help him and facilitate coping strategies.]
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Your grade will be based on the following assignments: Movie "Case" Critique Paper, participation in classroom case study discussions/group case analyses, and a comprehensive final exam.
You have the opportunity to earn 500 points through your assignments, as follows:
Movie "Case" Critique Paper: 200 points
Participation in case study discussions/group case analyses: 150 points
Comprehensive final exam: 150 points
Grades will be assigned as follows:
A=500-450 points; B=449-400 points; C=399-350 points; D=349-300 points; F=299 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: In the event of illness, emergencies, or short-notice TDY's please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to request an extension.
Week 1:Introduction (read pp. 1-15)
Week 2:Psychoanalysis, Adlerian Psychotherapy (read pp.16-95)
Week 3:Analytical Psychotherapy, Person-Centered Psychotherapy (read pp.96-165)
Week 4:REBT, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy (read pp. 166-268)
Week 5:Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Multimodal Therapy (read pp.269-371)
Week 6:Family Therapy, Psychodrama, Experiential Psychotherapy(Papers Due; read pp. 372-474)
Week 7:Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy (Final Exam; read pp. 475-492)
Week 8:Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy (Review & Evaluation)
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Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88In the event you are unable to attend a class meeting, please contact me as soon as possible to arrange a make-up assignment. Since class participation is an integral part of this class, I expect students to attend each session.
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Last Updated:2/18/2008 4:29:25 PM