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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Washington, Donna J.


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

U1J 2011 IN

Faculty

Washington, Donna J.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology-Licensed Masters Level Psychologist

Office Hours

By appointment only

Daytime Phone

913-269-4166

E-Mail

donna.washington@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 6, 2011 --- July 31, 2011

Class Days

Tuesday

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

PS101, PS401 or PS315

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Current Psychotherapies with Case Studies, 8th Edition    Corsini/Wedding
Cengage Learning   ISBN 13:  978-0-495-41973-0

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Course Description:
Explores the major schools of psychotherapy. The course includes an extensive use of actual case studies. PREREQUISITES: PS 101, PS 401 or PS 315 and junior or senior standing. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Partnering in a learning experience that will allow each student to explore and appreciate subject matter, I feel, is important to helping students grow.  I will incorporate a variety of teaching techniques to include: readings, lectures, examinations, writings, tape exercise, student presentations, interactive classroom discussions and group exercises to advance understanding and application of material.  Members of the class will be expected to actively engage in the learning process through various activities and discussions.

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:
The assessment of learning will be based on class participation, performance on examinations, core assessment, tape project, journal write-up and presentation.  The class participation will include group discussions, attendance and being appropriately prepared for each class.

Grading:

Movie Critique = 100 pts
Mid Term Exam = 100 pts
Final Exam = 100 pts
Journal Presentation = 20 pts
Class Participation = 80 pts 
Therapy Tape = 75 pts
Therapy tape journal/paper = 30 pts 


Total points = 505 pts

454-505     A

404-453     B

353-403     C

303-351     D

<303         F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of work will be accepted only under special circumstances and will receive a deduction of points.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class attendance is part of your grade, so please attend class and be prompt.  You are expected to participate in discussions and group work.  To receive full participation credit you must be there for the entire duration of the class.

If you are going to miss a class, please make notification right away via e-mail or phone.  If you do not notify the instuctor , you will receive an unexcused absence.  Communications made after the class has been missed, will be left to the discretion of the instructor.

It is your responsibility to make up anything missed in the class. Always contact me if you have missed a class for any reason to determine what work will need to be done to make up missed participation points. 

Make sure all cell phones and electronic devices are turned off during class.

Please respect all viewpoints of other students.  There will group discussions and a potentional for differing opinions.  Please be cognisant of others differences and their right to respectfully express their point of view.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class 1 Introductions, review of syllabus; Please read Chapters 1 & 2 prior to class. Lecture/activities

Class 2  Review Chapters 3 & 4-Review core assessment & therapy tape assignment;

Class 3  Review Chapter 5 & 6-In class activity;Review for mid-term

Class 4  Review Chapter 7 - take mid-term examination

Class 5  Review Chapter 8 & 9--group activity-Journal presentation

Class 6  Review Chapter 10, 11; therapy tapes due, therapy tape papers due;presentations

Class 7 Core assessment due; Review Chapters 12 & 14; Review for Final

Class 8 Wrap-up and Final

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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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