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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Crawford, Michael B.


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

S1B 2009 BL

Faculty

Crawford, Michael B.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M Ed. Ed Administration, MS Counseling, BBA Marketing.

Office Location

616-B Room #9

Daytime Phone

Work: 915-472-8316

Other Phone

Home: 915-594-8488.

E-Mail

michael.crawford@park.edu

michael_crawford2@excite.com

Class Days

------S

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy. 7th Edition.
Author: Gerald Corey

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Course Description:
Explores the major schools of psychotherapy. The course includes an extensive use of actual case studies. 3:0:3 Prerequisites: PS 101, PS 401, and junior or senior standing.

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:

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.

Movie Choices:

1. Good Will Hunting

2. As Good As It Gets

3. Antwoine Fisher

4. K-Pax

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:

Midterm..........30%
(based on textbook and lecture)
 
Quizzes 1-8......20%
 
Term Paper......20%
 
Final Exam......30%
 
 

Grading:

 
A      90% to 100%      360 to 400 points
B      80% to   90%      320 to 360 points
C      70% to   80%      280 to 320 points
D      60% to   70%      240 to 280 points
F     <60% to <240 points
 
Midterm                                 100 points
Final Exam                             100 points
Term Paper Project                100 points
Quiz 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8        100 Total Points
                                              400
 
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students assignments will be accepted one week late.  A ten point deduction will be assessed after the week deadline.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1.  January 10, 2009
 
Introduction to Course/Syllabus/Handouts.
Creating a Context for the Course/Skills development.
Discuss Attendance Policy.
Select Group Members and Movie to be Analyzed.
Recommended viewing, Good Will Hunting.
 
 Week 2.  January 17, 2009
 
Select Your Counseling Perspective.
 Select A Partner to Interview.
 Article Reading/Round table discussion. 
Aspects of Being a Person.
Being Your Authentic Self, and Being a Counselor.
Readings Chapters 1, 2, 3, and Lecture.
Assignment of Research Paper/Assign Group Project for Presentation Week 4.
Introduction to Interviewing/Context for Counseling.
Movie: As Good As It Gets.
Take Home Quiz (s) for Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.
 
 Week 3.  January 24, 2009 
 
Article Readings/Discussion.
Counseling/Teaching Questions/Methods.
 Readings: Chapters 4, 5, 6, and Lecture.
Experimental Activity on Counseling Relationships.
Take Home Quiz (s) for Chapters 4, 5, and 6.
Movie: Antwoine Fisher.
Counseling Interviews are due. 
  
Week 4.   January 31, 2009
 
Article Readings/Round table discussion. 
Midterm
Analytical /Philosophical Models.
Readings Chapters 7, 8, 9, and Lecture.
Experimental Activity on Counseling Techniques/Methods.
Group Presentations.
Movie: K-Pax.
Take Home Quiz (s) Chapters 7, 8, and 9.
  
Week  5.   Feburary 7, 2009
 
Article Readings/Round table discussion. 
Effective Counseling Techniques.
Chapters 10, 11, and Lecture.
Movie: Ordinary People. 
Take Home Quiz (s) Chapters 10, 11.
 
 Week 6.    February 14, 2009
 
Article Readings/Round table discussion. 
Action Therapies/Systems Approaches.
Readings Chapters 12, 13, and 14, and Lecture.
Experimental Activity on Counseling Techniques/Methods.
Student Presentations/Research Project.
Take Home Quiz (s) for Chapters 12, 13, and 14.
 
 Week 7.   February 21, 2009
 
Article Review/Round table discussion.
The Change Process in the Counseling Relationship.
Readings Chapters15, 16 and Lecture.
Student Presentations.
Take Home Quiz (s) for Chapters 15, and 16.
 
 Week 8.   February 28, 2009
 
Article Reading/Round table discussion. 
Final Exam
Discussion "The Counselor as a Professional."
Readings Review of All Theories.
Research Paper Due.
All Projects Due.
 
Homework assignment (s): Please select one article per week and prepare a one page abstract. That is, an analysis of the article.  This should be uploaded to e-compainion in Doc Sharing (All Students).  Grades will be posted in "Grade Book "in e-companion.  The purpose of this activity is to help you develop additional resources for gathering data, and research in counseling areas.   The following journals may be of interest: 
  
1.   American Psychologist
2.   APA Monitor
3.   Community Mental Health Journal
4.   Journal of Humanistic Psychology
5.   Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy
6.   Journal of Counseling and Development (ACA)
7.   Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (APA)
 

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify and justify treatments for all the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - exceeds expectations. Idenfity and justify treatments for all but 1 of the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - meets expectations. Identify and justify treatments for all but 2 of the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - does not meet expectations. Identify and justify treatments for more all but 3 or more of the characters from the movie that were diagnosed with a mental disorder - no evidence. 
Analysis Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify the symptoms of all characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - exceeds expectations. Identify the symptoms of all but 1 of the characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis  - meets expectations. Identify the symptoms of all but 2 of the characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - does not meet expectations. Identify the symptoms of all but 3 or more of the characters from the movie that are sufficient for a mental disorder diagnosis - no evidence. 
Evaluation Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify all the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - exceeds expectations. Identify all but 1 of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - meets expectations. Identify all but 2 of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - does not meet expectations. Identify all but 3 or more of the ethical issues the therapist should take into consideration - no evidence. 
Terminology Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, no errors - exceeds expectations. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, 1-2 errors - meets expectations. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, 3-4 errors - does not meet expectations. Uses psychotherapy terminology appropriately, more than 4 errors - no evidence. 
Concepts Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, no errors - exceeds expectations. discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, 1-2 errors - meets expectations. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, 2-4 errors - does not meet expectations. Can discriminate between psychotherapy theories and techniques, more than 4 errors - no evidence. 
Application Continuum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, no errors - exceeds exxpectations. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, 1-2 errors - meets expectations. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, 3-4 errors - does not meet expectations. Can correctly describe appropriate treatments for subject issues, more than 4 errors - no evidence. 

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