PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
F2F 2006 MY
Mason, Teresa L.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
PhD (ABD) - Develomental PsychologyMA - Developmental Psychology
16 Oct - 17 Dec
5:00 - 10:00 PM
PS101, PS401, or PS315 and junior or senior standing
Textbook: Corey, G. (2005). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (7th Ed.) Belmont, CA: Brook/Cole Thomson Learning
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
American Psychological Association (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
American Psychological Association (2003). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Frankl, V. (1997). Man's search for meaning. Pocket Books.
Rogers, C. & Kramer, P.D. (1995). One becoming a person: A therapist's view of psychotherapy. Mariner Books.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
PARK UNIVERSITY COURSE ASSESSMENT: 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 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.
1. Good Will Hunting
2. As Good As It Gets
3. Antwoine Fisher
5. Ordinary People
Example: 1. Good Will Hunting - a. Will the main character has P.T.S.D. from childhood abuse and needs help with attachment/bonding issues that now effect his relationships with others and adjustment to life. There are a number of treatments that would help the character deal with these issues. The student would need to describe them and how they thought they would help the symptoms and coping mechanisms. The theraputic relationship with the therapist would be especially important as the trust issues would be exhibited there initially, and in fact in the movie several therapists fail at reaching him until Robin Williams character of therapist succeeds. b. Therapist Robin Williams) - has depression regarding the loss of his wife, and career satisfaction issues. There are a number of treatments that could help him as well, though in the movie he seems to have insights on his own triggered by the relationship he develops with his client Will. The student would need to describe the treatments and how they would help symptoms and coping strategies.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. Core Assessment: Students will complete the core assessment listed on this syllabus
2. Mid-term and Final Exams: Students will complete two examinations.
3. In-class assignments: These will be designed to provide you with the opportunity to work in groups and apply the concepts we are learning about. An example is the use of case studies to understand a theoretical approach.
4. Out-of-class assignments: Throughout the term you will be asked to complete short written exercises that will help you learn the concepts and prepare for the exams, including but not limited to questions based on the chapters.
5. Modules: You must complete 2 modules. Any additional modules completed will be worth 3 points that will be added onto your mid-term or final exam point total (not percentage).
1. Core Assessment = 20%
2. Midterm and Final Exams = 50%
3. In-class Assignments = 15%
4. Out-of-class Assignments = 10%
5. Modules = 5%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three days past the due date without prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.
2. Students are expected to use ecompanion throughout the semester; students are responsible for checking the site regularly for announcements and assignments (if you are unable to come to class a particular week, it is essential you check for any assignments you missed)
3. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises.
4. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
5. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines. Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
6. Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.
7. There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.
Exams & Assignments Due
1 - Introduction to the Course; and
2 - Introduction to Basic Issues in Counseling Practice
3 - Ethical Issues in Counseling Practice; and
4 - Psychoanalytic Therapy
Lecture and Group Assignment
Movie for Core Movie for the Core Assessment must be chosen; and Assignment 1 (Questions for Chapter 4 due)
Module 1- Topic TBA
5 - Adlerian Therapy
Assignment 2 (Questions for Chapter 5 & 6 due)
Module 2- Topic TBA
6 - Existential Therapy; and
7 - Person-Centered Therapy
Assignment 3 (Questions for Chapter 7 due)
Module 3- Topic TBA
8 - Gestalt Therapy
MIDTERM; and Assignment 4 (Questions for Chapter 8 due)
Module 4- Topic TBA
9 - Behavior Therapy; and
10 - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Assignment 5 (Questions for Chapter 9 & 10 due)
Module 5- Topic TBA
11 - Reality Therapy
Assignment 6 (Questions for Chapter 11 due)
Module 6- Topic TBA
14 - Family Systems Therapy; and Wrap-Up
CORE ASSESSMENT DUE; and Assignment 7 (Questions for Chapter 14 due)
Module 7- Topic TBA
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:9/21/2006 1:49:23 PM