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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Turner-Redden, Victoria L.


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.
CoursePS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy DA
SemesterS1D2005
FacultyTurner-Redden, Victoria L.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM.A.
Daytime Phone292-9805
E-MailVictoria.TurnerRedden@pirate.park.edu
VickyTurner@msn.com
Semester Dates9 Jan. - 6 Mar. 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:30 - 10:10 PM
PerquisitesPS 101; PS 315 or 401
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Corey, G. (2004). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (7th ed.) Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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
(1/11; 1/13)

WEEK 2:         Chapters 4 & 5; Homework #1 due
(1/18; 1/20)

WEEK 3:         Chapters 6 & 7; Homework #2 due
(1/25; 1/27)

WEEK 4:         Chapter 8; MID-TERM EXAM
(2/1; 2/3)

WEEK 5:         Chapters 9 & 10
(2/8; 2/10)

WEEK 6:         Chapters 11 & 12; Homework #3 due
(2/15; 2/17)

WEEK 7:         Chapters 13 & 3; PAPER DUE
(2/22; 2/24)

WEEK 8:         FINAL EXAM
(3/1; 3/3)

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

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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