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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Clock, Shawna Renee


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CoursePS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
SemesterS1J2005
FacultyClock, Shawna Renee
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM.A. Psychology
Office HoursBy appointment only
Daytime Phone913-588-6973
Other Phone816-210-3271
E-Mailshawna.clock@park.edu
sclock26@hotmail.com
Semester DatesJan. 10, 2005 to March 6, 2005
Class Days--Th---
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
PerquisitesPS101, PS 401 or PS 315, Junior or Senior standing
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Prochaska, J.O & Norcross, J.C. , Systems of psychotherapy: A transtheoretical analysis-Fifth Edition. Thomson: Brooks/Cole, Australia

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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:
Teaching techniques will include lectures, readings, examinations, writings, student presentations, interactive classroom discussions, and role-plays of therapeutic techniques. Students will be expected to actively engage in learning from one another in group activities and discussions.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify the major theories of psychotherapy.
2. Gain familiarity of specific techniques and methods and limitations of each theory.
3. Demonstrate therapeutic techniques via role-plays.
4. Identify ethical considerations in psychotherapy.
5. Think critically about various theories and incorporate the theories into the student's own style of counseling

Course Assessment:
The assessment of learning will be based on class participation, performance on examinations, a role-play therapy session, 2 writing assignments, and a classroom presentation. The class participation will include group discussions and attendance. Paper guidelines will be handed out during the second week.

Grading:
Movie Critique 40 points
Mid Term Exam 100 points
Final Exam 100 points
Journal Presentation 25 points
Class Participation 40 points
Therapy Tape 75 points
Journal 50 points
Total 430 points

90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
Below 60% F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of work will be accepted only under special circumstances and will receive a deduction of points

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Class attendance is part of your grade, so please attend class and be prompt. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, role-plays, and group work. You are expected to take part in discussions and group work.
2. It is your responsibility to make up anything missed in class.
3. Please make sure all cell phones and pagers are on vibrate.
4. Respect fellow classmates' opinions and ideas, as openness in classroom discussions is very important.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1 01/13/05 Introductions, Chapters 1 & 2
2 01/20/05 Chapters 4 & 5-Discuss paper and therapy tape assignments
3 01/27/05 Chapters 6, Review for Mid-Term
4 02/03/05 Mid-Term Examination (Chapters 1,2, 4, 5, 6,) Chapter 9
5 02/10/05 Therapy Tapes Dues, Journal Due, Presentations, Chapter 8
6 02/17/05 Chapters 10 & 12
7 02/24/05 Review of Final, Movie Critiques Due, Chapter 11
8 03/03/05 Final Exam (Chapters 8-12)

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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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