PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
S2T 2007 DLA
West, James E.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
San Antonio, Texas
8 - 5 Monday - Friday (CST)
Spring 2 2007
PS 101, PS 401 or PS 315 and junior or senior standing. 3:0:3
1. Required Text: Corsini, R.J. & Wedding, D. (2005). Current Psychotherapies. 7th Edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.
2. Required Text: Wedding, D. & Corsini, R.J. (2005). Case Studies in Psychotherapy. 4th edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.
3. Required CD-ROM: Corey, G. & Haynes, R. Integrative Counseling. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.
Park has packaged these required materials into one bundle, which can be purchased using the ISBN# 0495268550
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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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:
Quizzes 8 (10 pts each)
Discussions 8 (10 pts each)
Grading Rubric in doc sharing
Case Analyses 7 (10 pts each)
Grading Rubric in doc sharing
Movie Critique Paper
Final Comprehensive Exam
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will only be accepted in rare cases (e.g., emergency situations).
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect that the interactions and communications in this class will be civil and professional. Derogatory language, profanity, and personal attacks are unacceptable. To facilitate uniformity, I expect that papers will have 1 inch margins, double-spaced, using Times-Roman 12pt or Arial 10pt as the font. Submission of papers written for other classes is not acceptable. I expect that each paper you submit in this class is a unique paper created by you. Violation of this will result in a failing grade for the assignment.
Please recognize that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink, Internet connections die, and hard drives crash. You are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your submissions and your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term - there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the weekly deadline will not receive credit.
The classroom is for public messages. Students should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. All e-mails sent to the instructor and other students should include: PS402 and your full name in the subject line of the e-mail. Students are required to use Pirate Mail for online classes. All information concerning the class will be sent through Pirate Mail. Students should have a current anti-virus software and should update their software weekly as a protection to themselves as well as others who are participating in this class. This is everyone's responsibility.
This course is reading intensive, so please keep up! All students will participate in weekly discussions and case analyses. All assignments need to be submitted by posting assignments in the classroom threads or into the drop box. If it becomes necessary for an assignment to be sent via e-mail or FAX, arrangements need to be made before the assignment is due.
Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important no to take disagreement personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness which does not promote learning.
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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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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. 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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