PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
F2B 2007 BL
Onick, Robert L.
Senior Instructor of Social Psychology/Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. in Secondary Curriculum and InstructionM.Ed. in Educational Psychology and CounselingRetired Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)
To be negotiated as needed
To be arranged or negotiated by phone
October 19 - December 7, 2007
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
PS101, PS315 and junior or senior standing
Additional Resources: Pertinent handouts and articles from current publications will be assigned periodically by the instructor as needed.
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Educational Philosophy: Lecture, presentations, and discussions will be used as well as structured experiential activities for students. Student presentations and possible interviews will be integrated throughout the course. Since an experiential, student-centered learning approach will be utilized, authentic performance assessments will be incorporated in alignment with the principles of change(CBAM--Concerns-Based Adoption Model for Change). Activities will focus on mastering higher order critical thinking and problem-solving techniques as part of the students' skills development.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 the treatment(s) you would recommend and why. Be sure to explain how the treatment(s) you recommend would help the character and foster coping mechanisms. Include each character that you feel has psychological problems and describe their symptoms in terms of their story, functionality, and relationships.
The paper must be a minimum of 1000 words and written in A.P.A. style.
1. Good Will Hunting
2. As Good As It Gets
3. Antwoine Fisher
5. Ordinary People
Below is an Example for the movie, “Good Will Hunting”:
Will, the main character, has P.T.S.D. from childhood abuse and has attachment/bonding issues that affect his relationships and adjustment to life. There are a number of treatments that would help him. [Here the student would describe these treatments and how the treatments would help his symptoms and give him coping mechanisms. The therapeutic relationship with the therapist would be especially important as the trust issues would first appear there.]
In the movie, several therapists fail at reaching Will but the therapist played by Robin Williams finally succeeds. However, this therapist is himself depressed over the loss of his wife and dissatisfaction with his career. There are treatments that could help him as well, although he has his own insights, fostered by his relationship with Will. [ Here the student would need to describe these treatments and how each treatment would help him and facilitate coping strategies.]
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Readings and Journal Reaction Sheets (2 - 3 per semester)
Essay Questions/Applications (2 - 3 exams per semester)
Demonstration of Negotiated Course Agreements (assessed twice per semester)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students who are absent and excused will be given one week to complete assignments with no penalty. Assignments turned in after one week will have 20 points deducted from the total possible points. Unexcused absences will result in zeroes unless renegotiated with the instructor prior to the next class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students and instructor will negotiate and agree on a set of mutually workable ground rules during the first weeks of the course.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: A. Readings and Journal Reaction Sheets: Read all material, both text readings and class handouts, in advance of assigned dates. Examine the material carefully in terms of the personal meaning it holds for you. Assignments correspond directly and support planned class activities and provide a background for understanding and realizing what is taking place. Assessment of readings (for grading purposes) will be done by periodic examination of reaction sheets entered in the student's journal. Examination of journal entries by the instructor will take place two or three times during the course; however, entries from the readings are to be made each week (weeks 3 -7).
Introduction to Validation/Self-Worth
Assignment of Essay Questions/Applications
Week 6 (November 23, 2007): Action Therapies/Systems Approaches
Readings: Chapters 9, 13, and 14
Experiential Activity on Counseling Techniques/Methods
Validation Activity and Reactions
Completion of Planning for Interviews/Presentation/Research Project (Core Assessment)
Group Presentations (Completion of Research Activities)
Week 7 (November 30, 2007): The Change Process in the Counseling Relationship
Readings: Chapters 2 and 3 (revisited), 15, 16
Processing of Validation Activity
Student Presentations of Related Topics/Research Project/Core Assessment
Week 8 (December 7, 2007): Final Course "Completing" Activity/The Counselor as a Professional
(Possible) Continuation of Student Presentations/Research project/Core Assessment
Negotiation of Final Course Grade
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-881. Students will be expected to be in class on time according to the negotiated times given.
2. Students are to give maximum possible notice should they be unable to attend as agreed. If they are unable to attend, they will communicate their intentions to the instructor and complete missing assignments prior to the next class meeting.
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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