PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
SP 2008 HO
Dr. Margo Fallon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Teacher - MO, M.A. Guidance & Counseling, B.S.E. Theatre/SpeechLicensed Practicing PsychologistLicensed Teacher - State of Missouri
Underground Main Campus #226
T/Th: 2:15 - 3:45
1-14-08 to 5-09-08
1:00 - 2:15 PM
PS101, PS401, or PS315 and Junior or Senior standing
Textbook: Theories In Counseling & Therapy: An Experiential Approach, by Jeffrey A. Kottler, Allyn & Bacon, 2002. ISBM: # 0-205-32473-8.
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Educational Philosophy: My focus is on teaching the person as well as the subject. This emphasis comes from having taught in an Innovative Teaching Skills Center at Truman State University and consulting on a national basis regarding the importance of this interactive focus. A major goal is to have students be fundamentally motivated by their interest in growing and learning, thereby gaining intrinsic value from the course rather than just having them be concerned with proving themselves relative to external criteria. I try to provide a variety of educational experiences to access the various learning styles of all students, including practical learning opportunities. A licensed, practicing Psychologist myself, I try to relate course material to real world use of course content. Last, but certainly not least, I encourage academic excellence and try to mentor students relative to their special talents, abilities, and eventual contributions to the psychology field.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
1. Good Will Hunting
2. As Good As It Gets
3. Antwoine Fisher
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 RubricClass Assessment: 1. Class Participation/Atttendance: (Obviously cannot be made up) - 10 points per class x 30 = 300 points.
Grading: This class will be graded on a point basis. You will be given a grading sheet so that you can keep track of your grade points as you go so you will always know how you are doing in class if you keep it up as directed. A copy of this sheet will be turned in at the end of the semester as a double check on points attained.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will result in a reduction of earned points depending on the lateness and quality of the work.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Courtesy and the "Golden Respect Rule": A.P.A. (American Psychological Association) has guidelines for Psychologists and other mental health professionals regarding how people should be treated including each other in the field. We will be following these guidelines. Example: if there are issues, they are to be discussed and dealt with directly, in an assertive resolution oriented way, rather than triangulated - gossiped about to others, or acted out on in an aggressive or passive aggressive way.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Introduction to Course
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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 .
Last Updated:1/17/2008 12:37:57 AM