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Additional Resources: The APA Publication Manual, 5th edition, 2001.
Course Description: Explores the major schools of psychotherapy. The course includes an extensive use of actual case studies. Pre-requisites: PS101, PS401 or PS315 and junior or senior standing. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based upon lectures, readings, discussions, dialogues, examinations and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Display an understanding of various contemporary theoretical models of counseling and psychotherapy.
2. Integrate theory knowledge into practical application with special case study examples.
3. Begin to develop a clear professional viewpoint with regard to the counseling process.
4. Begin to develop a clear ethical viewpoint with regard to the counseling process.
5. Integrate theoretical and experiential learning in order to form a personal model of the counseling process.
6. Be able to analyze and gain insight into personality characteristics that can support and hinder attempts at being therapeutic to others.
7. Be able to clearly present, in a written research paper, the understanding of a specific theoretical model of counseling.
8. Be able to clearly present, in a written research paper, the understanding of applying such a specific theoetical model of counseling to a specific population. In order to provide learned insight into the proper and ethical uses for counseling theories with the most appropriate populations that the theory applies to.
Course Assessment: The course will consist of lectures, discussions, and demonstrations of counseling techniques via group interactions, case studies, written homework assignments (3), and examinations (2; mid-term and final), and finally a 12-15 page research paper. The paper will be in APA format with topic approved by instructor.
Grading: A final course grad will be determined by:
HOMEWORK 10 pts. each=30 points
MIDTERM 100 points
FINAL 100 points
ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION 70 points
PAPER 100 points
TOTAL GRADE = 400 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late papers and homework will NOT be accepted unless prior arrangements are made. It is the responsibility of the students to be present on test dates, and if they are absent, the responsibility continues to arrange for subsequent examination arrangements with the Park Office (748-8266).
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WEEK 1: Chapters 1 & 2
WEEK 2: Chapters 4 & 5; Homework #1 due
WEEK 3: Chapters 6 & 7; Homework #2 due
WEEK 4: Chapter 8; MID-TERM EXAM
WEEK 5: Chapters 9 & 10
WEEK 6: Chapters 11 & 12; Homework #3 due
WEEK 7: Chapters 13 & 3; PAPER DUE
WEEK 8: FINAL EXAM
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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