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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Crawford, Perry N.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

S1O 2006 IR

Faculty

Crawford, Perry N.

Title

Senior Professor (Adjunct Faculty)

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D., LPC, LADC, NCC

Office Location

BLDG. 1020, RM 22

Office Hours

By appointment only

Daytime Phone

760-380-4044

Other Phone

760-252-1674

E-Mail

perry.crawford@park.edu

papa_of_8@msn.com

Semester Dates

9 Jan - 5 Mar 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:20 - 8:00 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101, PS 401 or PS 315 and junior or senior standing.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Corsini, Current Psychotherapies, 7th edition, 2005, Wadsworth.  ISBN  0534638503  

Corey,  Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy, 5th edition. Brooks/Cole. 2001. ISBN 0534348203

Additional Resources:
Supplemental handouts provided by instructor.


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 instructor's educational philosophy is interactive based on lectures, readings, dialogue, examinations, research and writings. The instructor will engage each student in what is referred to as disputations learning to encourage critical thinking, exploration of ideas, theories and contradictions.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Using provided case studies the students will be able to describe applicable mental health issues.
  2. Students will be able to select appropriate treatment modalities for the case studies and justify their selections.
  3. Students will be able to explain specifically how the treatments remediate the symptoms in each case study.
  4. Students will be able to present cases describing demographics, symptomology, functionality and relationships with others.
  5. Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of the bio-psycho-social aspects of the ethical practice of psychotherapy.
Class Assessment:
I. Movie Critique
Watch the movie "Ordinary People" and write a paper describing the mental health issues each character is facing, and which treatment modalilties your would recommend and why. Be sure to explain specifically how the treatment you recommend would help the symptoms of the character. Include each character that you feel has symptomology and describe the symptoms in terms of the character's story, functionality and relationships with others.

The paper must be a minimum of 1000 words written in A.P.A. style.

II. Presentation
Each student will present a case study as described in the Learning Outcomes.

III. Written Paper
The written paper will be typed, 10 pages, #12 font, double-spaced and turned in to Dr. Crawford on the last day of class unless prior arrangements are made. Details are outlined in the Additional Information section of the syllabus.

IV. Final Exam

Grading:
Final......................100 Points
Movie Critique..............50 points
Presentation................50 Points
Written Paper..............100 Points

The following will be used to assign letter grades:
269-300.Points......................A
237-268.Points......................B
206-236.Points......................C
175-205.Points......................D
Below 175.Points....................F (or two or more unexcused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late papers will be marked down accordingly and a failing grade assigned if not submitted at all.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance is of utmost importance and all absences must be approved in advance except in extreme emergencies. Failure to attend more than two classes will result in an administrative withdrawal and the grade of F. I expect all students to arrive on time and remain in the classroom except for emergencies.

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 drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
SESSION TOPIC
Session 1: Psychotherapy (Definitions and Applications)
Session 2:   Psychoanalysis
Session 3:   Adlerian
Session 4: Analytical
Session 5:   Person Centered
Session 6: Rational Emotive
Session 7:   Behavioral
Session 8: Cognitive
Session 9: Existential
Session 10: Gestalt  
Session 11: Multimodal
Session 12: Family
Session 13: Group Processes Part 1
Session 14: Group Processes Part 2
Session 15: Group Processes Part 3
Session 16: Final Examination

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
Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.

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
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult the instructor.

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 .

Additional Information:

CORE ASSESSMENT RUBRIC 


A. Critical Thinking


 


 Synthesis Continuum


 


1. Identify and justify all treatments for all of the  identified patients in the case studies - exceeds expectations.


2. Idenfity and justify treatments for all but 1 of the patients in the case studies  - meets expectations.


3. Identify and justify treatments for all but 2 of the patients in the case studies - does not meet expectations.


4. Identify and justify treatments for all but 3 of the patients in the case studies - no evidence.


 


 Analysis Continuum


 


1.  Identify the symptoms of all of the patients in the case studies that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - exceeds expectations.


2.  Identify the symptoms of all but 1 of the patients in the case studies  that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis  - meets expectations.


3.  Identify the symptoms of all but 2 of the patients in the case studies that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - does not meet expectations.


4.  Identify the symptoms of all but 3 of the  patients in the case studies that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - no evidence.


 


 Evaluation Continuum


 


1. Identify all the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - exceeds expectations.


2. Identify all but 1 of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - meets expectations.


3. Identify all but 2 of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - does not meet expectations.


4. Identify all but 3 or more of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - no evidence.


 


B. Content


 


Terminology Continuum


 


1. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, no errors - exceeds expectations.


2. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, 1-2 errors - meets expectations.


3. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, 3-4 errors - does not meet expectations.


4. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, more than 4 errors - no evidence..


 


Concepts Continuum


 


1. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, no errors - exceeds expectations.


2. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, 1-2 errors - meets expectations.


3. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, 2-4 errors - does not meet expectations.


4. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, more than 4 errors - no evidence..


 


Application Continuum


 


1. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, no errors - exceeds exxpectations.


2. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, 1-2 errors - meets expectations.


3. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, 3-4 errors - does not meet expectations.


4. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, more than 4 errors - no evidence.


 


C. Technical Skills


 


Whole Continuum


 


1. Paper has no composition errors - exceeds expectations.


2. Paper has 1-2 compostion errors - meets expectations.


3. Paper has 3-4 compostion errors - does not meet expectations.


4. Paper has more than 4 composition errors - no evidence.


 

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