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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Dukes, Dianne


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

U1B 2011 BL

Faculty

Dukes, Dianne

Title

Adjunct Psychology Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BA Psychology 2002
MA Mental Health Counseling 2004
MA Family and Marriage Counseling 2004

Office Location

Before and After Class/Email/Telephone

Office Hours

Before and After Class/Email/Telephone

Daytime Phone

915-760-2749

E-Mail

Dianne.Dukes@park.edu

Dianne_D3@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

May 30, 2011 - July 25, 2011

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

  • Corsini, R. & Wedding, D. (2011). Current Psychotherapies. 9th Edition. Brooks/Cole. Cenage Learning. ISBN Paperback: 0-8400-3424-5
  • American Psychology Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition. Copyright 2010. www.apa.org

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Course Description:
PS402 Systems of Psychotherapy:Explores the major schools of psychotherapy. The course includes an extensive use of actual case studies. 3:0:3 Prerequisites: PS 101, PS 401, and junior or senior standing.

Educational Philosophy:

Learning is centered on the student and focus on the course outcomes. The student is responsible for learning those outcomes. Also, implementation of additional APA style learning throughout the course.

The instructor is responsible for presenting the course material in an environment conducive to learning along with clarifying and /or elaborating on the goals.  The instructor must guide the student to an understanding of concepts and the application of theories presented in the course.

Students are responsible for reaching the goals of the semester by taking weekly assessments, presentation of scholarly, empirical journals, examinations, and a research paper reflecting on new research in the field of psychology.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate hypothetical situations for Psychotherapy.
  2. Practice Psychotherapy as an example of clinical settings.
  3. Discuss instances for therapy, coping, and behavior.
  4. Present criminal's behavior and psychotherapy for discussion.
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 class assessment will be based on examinations, case studies, comprehensive paper, student presentations and class attendance/participation. 

·        The grading plan will consist of the following

1.      Midterm Exam:                         40 points

2.      Final Exam:                               40 points

3.      Research Paper:                        80 points

4.      Presentation:                             30 points

5.      4 Quizzes (15 points each)        60 points

                         6.      Total Points =                         250 POINTS

Grading:

The following will be used to assigned course letter grades (250 points):

225-250  = A

200-224   =  B

175-199  =  C

150-174  =  D

173-0  =  F

All final exams will be closed book and closed notes. No cell phones or electronic devices allowed during tests or quizzes. Turn phone off or put on vibrate mode. If there is an emergency, please let your instructor know.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work missed because of absences or work turned in late will not be accepted.  It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in work when it's due. Military students can make alternative arrangements with the instructor because of deployments or other unforeseen military duties that often arise. Park University specializes in serving military students and accommodations will be made to help the soldier, marine, airman, or sailor complete the course successfully.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attend all classes for the entire class period and be on time to all classes. Roll will be taken before and after at each class meeting, therefore students who leave during class breaks will be considered absent and receive a "U". If classes are missed for a legitimate reason such as temporary duty or illness the student is responsible to make up the missed work, obtain lecture notes and handouts. If you are going to miss a class, I expect to be communicated with prior to class, if possible.  Assignments will be turned in on time.  There will be exceptions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week 1:

  • May 31
    • Class Introduction
    • Syllabus
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • June 2
    • Chapter 2: Psychoanalysis
    • Case Study Examples

 Week 2:

  • June 7
    • Quiz #1 (Ch 1-2)

o    Chapter 3: Alderian Psychotherapy

    • Case Study Examples
  • June 9

o    Chapter 4: Analytical Psychotherapy

o    Case Study Examples

o    Presentations

Week 3:

  • June 14
    • Quiz #2 (Ch 3-4)
    • Chapter 5: Client-Centered Therapy
    • Chapter 6: Rational Emotive Therapy
    • Case Study Examples
    • Presentations
  • June 16
    • Chapter 7: Behavior Therapy
    • Case Study Examples
    • Presentations

Week 4:

  • June 21
    • Chapter 8: Cognitive Therapy
    • Case Study Examples
    • Presentations
    • Review for Midterm
  • June 23
    • MIDTERM CHAPTERS 1-8 (In class and Closed Notes)

Week 5:

  • June 28
    • Chapter 9: Existential Psychotherapy
    • Case Study Examples
    • Presentations
  • June 30
    • Chapter 10: Gestalt Therapy
    • Case Study Examples  
    • Presentations

Week 6:

  • July 5
    • Quiz # 3 (Ch 9-10)
    • Chapter 11: Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Case Study Examples
    • Presentations
  • July 7
    • Chapter 12: Family Therapy
    • Case Study Examples
    • Presentations

Week 7:

  • July 12
    • Quiz #4 (Ch 11-12)
    • Chapter 13: Contemplative Psychotherapies
    • Chapter 14: Integrative Psychotherapies
    • Case Study Examples
    • Presentations
  • July 14
    • Chapter 15: Multicultural Theories of Psychotherapy
    • Case Study Examples  
    • Presentations
  •  CORE ASSESSMENT DUE  (eCompanion Dropbox )

Week 8:

  • July 19
    • Chapter 16: Contemporary Challenges and Controversies
    • Case Study Examples
    • Review for Final
  • July 21
    • FINAL (Chapter 9-16 only)

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

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 .



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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