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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Galley, Donna J.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

U1M 2009 CH

Faculty

Galley, Donna J.

Title

Senior Instructor of Psychology, Sociology, and Communications/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. - Psychology and  Graduate Minor -  Social Work -  SUNY/Buffalo
B.A. Psychology with Honors -  SUNY/Buffalo
A.A. Liberal Arts/Social Sciences -  Erie Community College

Office Hours

Gladly By Appointment or Via Virtual Office Hours (Email or Phone)

Daytime Phone

(252) 444-1711

Other Phone

(252) 466-2655

E-Mail

donna.galley@park.edu

djgalley@yahoo.com (Please use this email address)

Web Page

http://N/A

Semester Dates

June 2 - July 26, 2009

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:45 - 7:15 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101 (or PSY 150 at Craven or Carteret Community College) and PS 401.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

This is the Required Textbook:

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (2009) by Gerald Corey, 8th Ed.  Belmont, CA:  Thomson Higher Education/ Brooks/Cole.

If you are not a good reader, do not like to read, or do not have time to read, do not take this course.

Students are expected to read the assigned pages before class. 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

These are the Additional Resources for Class:

Journal:
 Standard Size Spiral Notebook or Journaling Notebook and a pen.  
Available at Staples (and other office supply stores), WAL-MART, and KMart.
You are asked to record your reactions to the theories and therapeutic techniques we study.  Please record two entries per week and date them.  Photos, drawings, and clip art are welcome!

Game:  
"Therapy:"  The Game, by Pressman.   
This game can usually be found on www.ebay.com

Other Game Choices:  
"True Colors:"  Do You See Yourself as Others See You?
"Scruples"
Both games can usually be found on www.ebay.com

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://www.apa.org
http://www.psychologytoday.com
http://www.park.edu

Course Description:
PS402 Systems of Psychotherapy: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.

Educational Philosophy:
WELCOME TO PS 402 SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY!


My name is Donna J. Galley, M.A., and I will be your instructor.

Your instructor's educational philosophy is one of shared interaction based on lectures, readings, classroom demonstrations (for which class participation is necessary) quizzes, videos/DVDs, and writing.  I am eager to get to know each student personally.  My goal is to engage each learner in the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. Class members are encouraged to share their experiences and impressions as they relate to course content.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Ability to reflect thoughtfully on theories and techniques learned and discuss your impressions in a personal journal.
  2. Willingness to engage in class demonstrations and activities in order to learn interpersonal, counseling, and psychotherapy skills.
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:
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7 Quizzes -  Each week, a quiz will be given at the beginning of class on previously covered material.  Each quiz is worth 25 points.  Questions will be multiple choice, short answer essay, and fill-in-the-blank.

Journals -  Each student will keep a personal journal and record two thoughtful entries per week.  The entries should reflect on the theories, therapy techniques, and experiences you have while participating in the course.  Journals will be handed in for periodic checks.  Do not fall behind on your entries.  Your journal is worth 50 points.

Game -  Students are asked to purchase a copy of one of three games.  Most are available used from ebay.com.  The games will be used in class.  I also encourage you to play the game at home with family or friends.  Each game relates to psychology in general and psychotherapy in particular.  By playing the game, you build your skills of observation, intuition, and articulation (learning to be present in the moment and think on your feet). Whenever you play the game, record your impressions in your journal. 

Core Assessment Writing Assignment -  All PS 402 students are required to complete the Core Assessment Writing Assignment.  Explicit instructions appear in this syllabus.  Start early!  This assignment is worth 100 points.

Class Participation -  Students are expected to demonstrate their preparation for class through class participation.  Please read the assigned pages before class and be prepared to discuss them and take part in class demonstrations and activities.  This includes games.  All students should bring a spiral notebook, a pocket folder, and a pen or pencil.  Be ready to take notes. Of course, you must be present to earn class participation.  Class Participation is worth 25 points.

EXTRA CREDIT:  Students may earn a maximum of 10 points of extra credit by donating pet food and pet care products to the Havelock Critter Rescue Squad.  Donation Requests:  A pallet of canned dog or cat food; a large bag of dog or cat food; or a large bag/box of Arm & Hammer Clumping Cat Litter for Multiple Cats.  You may turn in your donation anytime up to the last moments before the course ends.      

Grading:
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  7 Quizzes - 25 points each = 175 points
   Journal = 50 points
   Core Assessment Writing Assignment = 100 points
   Class Participation = 25 points
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TOTAL = 350 points

To calculate your final grade, divide the number of points you earned by the total number of points available (350 points) and move the decimal place.

Here is the final grading scale:

100 - 90 = A
89  -  80 = B
79  - 70 = C
69  - 65 = F
Below 65 = Below Passing 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

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Procrastination...zzzzzzzzz.... I'll do it tomorrow!  

Quizzes:  Be present on quiz nights!  Students with a legitimate excuse will be allowed to take a make up quiz in the Park University office.  Make up quizzes tend to be in essay form.  The student has one week to complete the make up quiz.  Please don't let it become a habit.  If you suffer from test anxiety , discuss it with me.

Journals:  Late journals will lose 5 points per class.

Core Assessment Writing Assignment:  Late papers will lose 10 points.

I am happy to accept any papers early.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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In order to ensure an atmosphere conducive to learning for all, cell phones will be turned off while in class.  Emergency exceptions to this policy must be cleared with the instructor prior to a class period.  You may be asked to hand the instructor your cell phone or asked to leave if your cell phone goes off during class.  Do not text message during class.  

Eating and drinking in the classroom are permitted provided you clean up after yourself and are considerate of others.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
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Here is Our Course Schedule:

June 2 Orientation
June 4 Chapter 1:  Introduction & Overview
June 9 Chapter 2:  The Counselor:  Person & Professional
June 11 Quiz 1
Chapter 3:  Ethical Issues in Counseling Practice
June 16 Chapter 4:  Psychoanalytic Therapy
June 18 Quiz 2
Chapter 4:  Psychoanalytic Therapy
June 23 Chapter 5:  Adlerian Therapy
June 25 Quiz 3
Chapter 6:  Existential Therapy
June 30 Chapter 7:  Person-Centered Therapy
July 2 Quiz 4
Chapter 8:  Gestalt Therapy
July 7 Chapter 9:  Behavior Therapy
July 9 Quiz 5
Chapter 10:  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
July 14 Chapter 11:  Reality Therapy
July 16 Quiz 6
Chapter 14:  Family Systems Therapy
July 21 Core Assessment Writing Assignment Due
Chapter 15:  Integrative Therapy
July 23 Quiz 7
Chapter 16:  Integrative Therapy Applied to Stan
Celebrate Our Learning!

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
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Cheating on quizzes, or helping others cheat, will not be tolerated.

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
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Plagiarism Policy -  Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero for the paper and most likely as "F" in the course.  Plagiarism can get you kicked out of school.  If you are not sure what constitutes plagiarism, I recommend you check out web sites such as plagiarism.org or turnitin.com.

Having someone else write your Core Assessment Writing Assignment also constitutes plagiarism.

Do you own work.  Give credit to other writers where credit is due.

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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In order to succeed in this class, it is highly recommended that you attend all class sessions and complete all assignments on time.  In the past, students who did not attend the majority of classes earned very low grades and frequently flunked.  It's up to you!

Park University does not consider Personal Leave or Vacation a legitimate absence.  If you expect to miss many classes, it may be better to take this course at another time.

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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If you have a hidden medical condition for which you might need help in the classroom, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.  If you have a learning, physical, or emotional disability, for which course accommodations or adaptations may be needed, please speak with me.  Students who request accommodations or adaptations will be asked to furnish the University with a note addressed to campus director Ivy Prior, from your healthcare provider.

Additional Information:

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Are you overextended?  



Students who try to do too much tend to become stressed out and do poorly in college classes.  




Now is the time to take a good look at the schedule you created.  




Include time for YOU and for the people and personal activities that are important to you.  









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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