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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
French, Brenda F.


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

S2R 2006 SC

Faculty

French, Brenda F.

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Education (Counseling)
Nationally Certfied Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

Office Location

SLCC-Forest Park/LAC

Office Hours

M-F  8:00am - 2:00pm

Daytime Phone

314-951-9409

E-Mail

brenda.french@park.edu

bfrench@stlcc.edu

Class Days

------S

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Current Psychotherapies, 7th Edition, Raymond Corsini, 2005.


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 will engage the learner in an interactive, didactical approach to learning through the use of lecture, discussion, case studies,and role playing.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of vocabulary found in psychotherapy.
  2. Compare and contrast among the major schools in psychotherapy.
  3. Critique and evaluate the treatment and practice of psychotherapy.
  4. Identify ethical issues in psychotherapy.
  5. Identify appropriate psychotherapeutic concepts in case studies.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Successful completion of this course is contingent upon class participation, attendance, and satisfactory performance on two exams, two written projects, and one presentation.

Grading:
The final grade will be determined using the average of four grades.  Two exams and two written project required.

A= 92-100
B= 83-91
C= 74-82
D= 65-73
F= Below 65

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
March 18       Overview and Introduction: Chps. 1,2
              Psychoanalysis
March 25       Chapters 3,4: Adlerian & Analytical        
               
April 1        Chapter 5: Person-Centered Therapy    

April 8        Exam I    

April 15       Chapters 6,7: RET & Behavior Therapy  
               
April 22       Chapters 8,9: Cognitive & Existential Therapy

April 29       Chapter 10,12: Gestalt & Family Therapy

May 6          Exam II

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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