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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Webb-Tafoya, Mary


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

S2B 2012 BL

Faculty

Webb-Tafoya, Mary

Title

Adjunct Faculty/ Assistant Academic Director

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Social Psychology
M.A. Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LPC-Intern, Behavior Analyst I
ABD (All But Dissertation) Health Psychology

Office Location

Before and After Class/Email/Telephone

Office Hours

Before and After lass/Email/Telephone

Daytime Phone

915.373.7486

E-Mail

Mary.Webb@park.edu

Maximbty@sbcglobal.net

Semester Dates

19 Mar 2012 - 13 May 2012

Class Days

T -R

Class Time

7:40 P.M. - 10:10 P.M

Prerequisites

PS101 Introduction to Psychology, PS315 Theories of Personality, SR standing

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Current Psychotherapies
by Raymond J. CorsiniDanny Wedding
624 Pages, Published 2010, 9th Edition


List Price: $153.00

ISBN-10: 0-495-90336-1        / 0495903361

ISBN-13: 978-0-495-90336-9 / 9780495903369



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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:
My aim and goal is to bring together, collaboratively, many different aspects of Psychology and how to use it in a practical setting. I believe in the interaction between instructor and student in exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions of theory and practice. I aim to create an environment that is conducive to the learning process, allowing students to discuss personal experiences and ideas in a safe environment. My challenge is to bring the subject matter to life in the classroom setting. I am preparing future colleagues and respect will be reciprocated in the educational setting. Psychology is my field of choice and I take great pride in being a practitioner. I aim to inspire my future colleagues and bring awareness of all responsibilities: Ethical, academic, integrity and professional.

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 the practice of Psychotherapy in a hypothetical clinical setting.
  2. Discuss the implications and applications of therapy, coping strategies and techniques and behavioral aspects.
  3. Present case studies for review.
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, a comprehensive paper, student presentations and class attendance/participation.


 Case Study evaluations  60 points
 4 Quizzes (25 points each)  80 points
 Midterm Exam  25 points
 Presentation
 Research paper
60 points
100 points
  Final Exam          25 points

Total points = 350

Case studies (2) will be given for students to evaluate and students will answer questions presented. A template will be given on doc sharing that must be followed and filled out, then submitted via dropbox in weeks 3 and 6. Each worth  60 points.

Quizzes (4) consist of 5 questions worth 4 points each, online under weeks: 2,3,6,7 total of 80 points

The midterm is also given online and consists of 25 questions worth 1 point each. It will be offered under week 4.

The final will be given week 8, online and consists of 25 questions worth 1 point each. 

All quizzes and exams open the Sunday preceding the beginning of the week and close on Friday by midnight.

The core assessment (Research paper) is due the seventh week and will be turned in hardcopy. Absolutely no online submissions will be accepted! If for any reason you foresee that you will not attend the seventh week, make sure someone is there to turn in your paper! Worth 100 points.

Presentation will consist of an assigned case study and dependent on number of students will be an individual or group presentation due starting in week 5 to week 6. Student (s) will evaluate the given hypothetical client and provide course of treatment and interventions with a multiaxial assessment and diagnosis. Worth 60 points

Grading:
316 - 350 = A


280 - 315 = B

248 - 279 = C

210 - 247 = D

0 - 209 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
This is a Senior level course that requires an immense amount of coursework to prepare the student for Graduate level coursework. I stress the importance of competency and performance. Many of the assignments are available online to complete; therefore there should be no reason for tardiness. Absolutely no late core assessments will be accepted! This course is once a week and this does eliminate any additional opportunities!


**All cases will be evaluated individually.**
Medical emergencies with documentation
Military Duty with orders

I imagine no one enrolled in this course without reviewing and knowing the expectations of the course.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
We are all adults and professionals. I have the utmost respect for my students and seek reciprocation in that manner. 

This course is based on the principles of ethics and requires that students demonstrate respect to instructor and fellow classmates. Please silence or turn off phones. Refrain from side talk and participate in discussions. Attend entire class time and be on time for class. If there is any reason for arriving tardy or leaving early, please communicate this with me in advance. Otherwise, attendance is taken before class and at the end of class. Students that leave during breaks will be marked absent and receive a "U". 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
All class time is utilized!


Week 1
  • Class Introduction
  • Syllabus review
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Psychoanalysis
  • Case study examples
Week 2

  • Quiz #1 (Ch 1-2)
  • Chapter 3: Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Case study examples
  • Chapter 4: Analytical Psychotherapy
  • Case study examples
  • First case study assignment due Week 3
Week 3
  • Quiz #2 (Ch 3-4)
  • Chapter 5: Client-Centered Therapy
  • Case study examples
  • Chapter 6: Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Case study examples
Week 4
  • Midterm online: opens Sunday, closes by Wednesday at midnight to be reviewed beginning of class in week 5
  • Chapter 7: Behavior Therapy
  • Case study examples
  • Assign case study for presentation
  • Chapter 8: Cognitive Therapy
  • Case study examples
  • How does Cognitive and Behavior Therapies work together?
Week 5
  • Quiz #3 (Ch 7- 8)
  • Chapter 9: Existential Psychotherapy
  • Case Study Examples
  • Presentations
  • Chapter 10: Gestalt Therapy
  • Case Study Examples
  • Presentations
  • Second case study due week 6
Week 6
  • Quiz #3 (Ch 9-10)
  • Chapter 11: Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Case study examples
  • Presentations
  • Chapter 12: Family Therapy
  • Case Study Examples
  • Presentations
Week 7
  • Research paper due
  • Quiz #4 (Ch 11-12)
  • Chapter 13: Contemplative Psychotherapies
  • Chapter 14: Integrative Psychotherapies
  • Case study examples
  • Chapter 15: Multicultural Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Case study examples
Week 8
  • Final will open Sunday and close by Wednesday at midnight to be reviewed at the beginning of class.
  • Closing of class and will review the last chapter 16: Contemporary Challenges and Controversies that one may run into the field.

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 .

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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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