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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Perez, Oscar


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

S1B 2010 BL

Faculty

Dr. Oscar Perez

Title

Psychology Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

PhD Health Psychology Walden University
MA Counseling and Guidance New Mexico State University
Texas Licensed Professional Counselor/ Intern supervisor

Office Location

Building 614 Room 8

Office Hours

Before and after class

Daytime Phone

915.8205455

E-Mail

Oscar. Perez@park.edu

operezphd@sbcglobal.net

Semester Dates

January 16-March 6 20010

Class Days

Saturday

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101, PS 401, or PS 315 & Junior Standing

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Corsini, Raymond J. & Wedding, Danny (2008 )
Current Psychotherapies Eighth Edition
ISBN 13: 978-0-495-09714-3
ISBN 0-495-09714-4  
 
Handouts will be provided as learning exercises

Additional Resources:

Web Sites : American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition Manual
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Resources for students http: park.edu/edu?Current
Students may bring handouts or others literature from local medical or mental health agencies for distribution
Speakers may be allowed after being cleared by the professor

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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:

It is the intend of the professor to provide an educational medium where all students will be active participants in the learning process. All students will follow Park University policies, and APA, ACA standards.
 Students are highly encourage to make contributions that will enhance academic guidelines.
In addition all students will adhere to confidentiality ethical standards regarding other students making personal comments or disclosures .
Students will come to class prepared by reading the text and follow the syllabus guidelines.

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:

Students will be expected to participate in class discussion using the language associated with therapeutic interventions.
All presentations paper or PowerPoint will follow APA writing standards.
Students will present on a psychotherapy issue located in the text.
Examinations will be provided the second week of class.
 
Class assignments and points allocations.
Multiple choice chapter exams 10 points each
5 points class participation and interaction with peers and the profesor using appropiate psychotherapuetic language.
Individual presentation on psychotherapic intervention. Students will use assigned text as the reference .
15 points
Film presentaion: students will view a film from assigned list in the syllabus.
Students will use DSM-IV criteria in assesing the charecters who may be experincing mental health symtons and formulate a pocessible treatmment plan or referral to other providers. Presentation will be powerpoint presenation with refernces following APA criteria.
25 Points
5 Role playing using psycotherapy  techniques found in assigned text.
Total Points 100
   

Grading:

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F  Below 69
* Students will be expected to participate in individual and group presentations.
Students not turning in contributions to group members will be graded individually.
Attendance is expected due to short semester and group presentations

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of assigned projects or course work will not be accepted by the professor.
If unable to class prior arrangements must be made with the professor.
Make arrangements for daycare, transportation and work issues that interfer class participation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students will respect other student comments and contributions. No derogatory language, profanity and personal attacks will be allowed.
All students will follow established writing protocol using rules of grammar , spelling and citations from published materials.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

January 16, 20010
Introduction of syllabus, class assignments, formation of groups. Textbook reading assignments. Introduction to ethics and the role of the mental health provider.
Selection of individual projects and group assignments.
January 23,20010
Chapter 2 PSYCHOANLAYSIS
 
January 30,20010
Chapter 3 ADLERIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY
Chapter 4 ANALYTICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
Chapter 5CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY
Exam on Chapter readings
 
February 6, 20010
Chapter 6 RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY
Chapter 7 BEHAVIOR THERAPY
Chapter 8 COGNITIVE THERAPY
Exam on chapter readings
 
February 13, 20010
Chapter 9 EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
Chapter 10 GESTALT THERAPY
Chapter 11MULTIMODAL THERAPY
Exam on chapter readings
Individual presentations
 
Febuary 20, 20010
Chapter 12FAMILY THERAPY
Chapter 13 CONTEMPATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIES
Exam on chapter readings
Individual presentations
 
Febuary 27, 20010
Chapter 14 INTERGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIES
Individual and group presentations
March 6,  20010
CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES & CONTROVERSIES
Chapter 15
Final day for individual or film presentations

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .



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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