COURSE SYLLABUS Course Title: System of PsychotherapyCourse Number: PS 402Instructor: Calvin B. Harris, Ph.D.Term Dates: Jan-Feb 2006Meeting Time: Tue/Thur 1700-1940Site: Bldg.- To be Announced639 Merrit St., Ft. BlissI. Course Description: This course is intended for undergraduate students in psychology, education, human services and mental health professions. It will provide an overview of the major concepts and practices for contemporary therapeutic systems.II. Goals of the Course: To teach students to select wisely from the various theories and techniques, which will help them develop a personal style of counseling.III. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the basic approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. IV. Course Arrangements: The course will be comprised of lectures and student classroom presentations from the text and from areas of personal interest. The entire text will be covered. You will be responsible for all key issues and terminology in each chapter. You will be expected to read the chapters that are covered prior to attending class. A list of the chapters covered each night is provided in the Class Meeting and Examination Schedule below. Student classroom presentations will be followed by a lecture to clarify pertinent terms and concepts. Individuals will be assigned presentations rather than small groups.V. Course Requirements: a. Attendance: Required; barring an accident on the way to class, all absence must be cleared prior to class. Three (3) absences (excused or unexcused) will place the student in jeopardy, even if they are legitimately excused. I can’t teach to an empty seat.b. Text Readings: Must be accomplished prior to attending class.c. Prerequisites: a course in basic statistics will be helpful but not required.d. Participation: You are encouraged to participate in all classroom activities in order to get the most out of the class and to make it more enjoyable.e. Exams and Classroom Presentations: Exams will be objective. Every student will be required to present part of a chapter.VI. Textbook. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 7th Edition. Author: Gerald Corey. This is one of the best psychological testing texts that I have seen and is very appealing and readable. There are subtle differences between the 6th and 7th editions, thus the 6th edition will suffice for this course.VII. Supplemental Materials List: None.VIII. Class Meeting and Examination Schedule: This is a projection of the schedule. Week Topics Chapter1 Intro and overview Ch 1The Counselor Ch 2Ethical Issues Ch 32 Psychoanalytic Therapy Ch 4Adlerian Therapy Ch 53 Existential Therapy Ch 6Person-Centered Therapy Ch 7 4 Gestalt Therapy Ch 8Reality Therapy Ch 95 Mid-term review and exam Behavior Therapy Ch 106 Cognitive Behavior Therapy Ch 11Feminist Therapy Ch 127 Post Modern Approaches to Therapy Ch 13Family Systems Therapy Ch 148 Make up ChaptersFinal Review and Exam Mid-term Exam: Tuesday of Week 5 Chapters 1–9Final Exam: Tuesday of Week 8 – all Chapters.IX. Classroom Policies: Discussions on areas where strong biases exist may occur and the instructor will referee to ensure that we keep the discussions directed at the topic and not each other’s individual belief differences. Learning is an enjoyable journey that begins at birth and continues until death. Let’s enjoy this brief didactic segment of life.You are working at the university level and will be expected to participate to the best of your current ability. If you have read or seen additional materials that can be useful to our course, please including them in our classroom presentations and discussion. What you take away from this class is 100% up to you. X. Grading Policy: 100 points can be earned with perfect attendance and extra credit.15 points for perfect attendance, 5 points deducted for each unexcused absence.30 points for the Mid-term Exam (or paper)25 points for classroom presentation30 points for the Final Exam 100 pointsGrade Assignment: (it is possible to earn more than 100 points)A = 100-90 points B = 89-80 pointsC = 79-70 pointsD = 69-60 pointsF = 59 points or less is considered a failing gradeIf you are going to be absent, email Dr. Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you must call : 915-449-0902. Unexcused absences will affect your grade.