Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Corsini: CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES
American Psychiatric Assn.: DSM IV Casebook
Course Description: Explores the major schools of psychotherapy. The course includes an extensive use of actual case studies.
Educational Philosophy: This class will incorporate the following educational methods: class discussions, small group activities, case study presentations, lectures, videos, and experiential learning activities. Assessments will be conducted through participation in class activities, course paper, and class examinations.
Learning Outcomes:1. Given a list, be able to identify the developers of major systems of psychotherapy.
2. Verbally and in writing, describe the benefits and limitations of psychotherapy.
3. Given a list of alternative treatments, be able to select an appropriate treatment for a given mental disorder.
4. List the differences between the major systems of psychotherapy.
5. Differentiate the various key differences between the major systems.
6. Given a list of symptoms and other data from case studies, determine an appropriate system of psychotherapy for the client,
7. Be able to describe, verbally and in writing, the goals of psychotherapy..
8. Given a list of controversial legal and ethical issues, be able to discuss verbally and in writing, the ramifications of these issues for society, the family and the individual.
10. Given a list of systems of psychotherapy, be able to differentiate, in writing, between the major therapeutic approaches of each.
11. Be able to discuss, verbally or in writing, the alternative treatments available for the treatment of common mental illnesses.
12. In writing or verbally, discuss the progression of treatment in psychoanalytic, behavioral, existential, family and cognitive therapies..
13. Be able to discuss, in writing or verbally, the disorders which may be more efficaciously be treated with pharmacotherapy.
14. In writing or verbally, be able to compare and contrast the developmental systems defined by Freud, Erikson, Sullivan and Adler.
15. In writing or verbally, discuss the concept of person-centered therapy.
Course Assessment: Students will be graded based on the following:
- Two written examinations: These exams will be approximately 30 questions. They will include short answer and association test questions.
- One oral presentation: You will choose one system from the book to discuss in detail. You are expected to present a summary of the system and be able to discuss the major benefits and shortcomings of the system of psychotherapy.
Grading: The two written examinations will be worth 60% of your grade; 30% per test.
The oral PRESENTATION will be worth 15% of your grade.
Class participation will be worth 15% of your grade.
Classroom participation will be worth 10% of your grade.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Material turned in late will be subject to a 10% penalty per 24 hour period that it is "late".
Classroom Rules of Conduct: : Appropriate scholastic decorum will be maintained at all times. Students are expected to respect the statements, beliefs, attitudes and values of others at all times. Ridicule of any person will not be tolerated. Humor is both welcomed and encouraged, if appropriate. Students will turn off (or set to non-audio signal) all cellular phones and pagers while in the classroom. This is a behavior exhibiting respect for the instructor and other students. Food and beverages are permitted as long as each student completely cleans up any residue. The class will not be dismissed until the room resumes the same state of cleanliness and order that existed at the start of the session.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: : (Subject to Change when required)
Week 1: Reading Assignment: Text, Chapters 1, 2.
Introduction, course explanation, course philosophy, administrative details, weather plan;
continuum of personality and mental health; psychotherapy/counseling; the DSM; clinical assessment; theoretical constructs; case studies. Counselor: person and professional.
Week 2: Reading assignment: Text, Chapters 3 and 4. Ethical issues in psychotherapy; Psychoanalytic therapy.
Week 3: Reading assignment: Text, Chapter 5 and 6. Adlerian, Existential therapies.
Week 4: Reading assignment: Text, Chapter 7, 8, and 9. Person-centered, Gestalt and Behavior therapies.
Week 5: Mid-term Examination; Reading assignment: Text: Chapters 10 and 11. Cognitive-behavioral and Reality therapies.
Week 6: Reading Assignment: Text: Chapters 12 and 13. Feminist and Post modern approaches.
Week 7: Reading assignment: Text Chapters 14 and 15. Family systems; Integrative approaches. Student case studies.
Week 8: Reading Assignment: None. Case studies.
Week 9: Course Review. Final Examination. Case studies as required.
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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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