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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Limozaine, Bruce J.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

F1LL 2011 LR

Faculty

Limozaine, Bruce J.

Title

Senior Psychology Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS Emporia College (Psychology); MSEd University of Wisconsin-Superior (Counseling)
Certification Public Management, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Office Location

Park University, Little Rock AFB Site

Office Hours

15 minutes before and after normal class hours

Daytime Phone

501-372-4388

Other Phone

501-681-2332

E-Mail

bruce.Limozaine@park.edu

brucelimozaine1@me.com

Semester Dates

August15 - October 9, 2011

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Prerequisites

PS 101, PS 401 or PS 315 and junior or senior standing.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

1. Required Text: Current Psychotherapies (2011) 9th Edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.

Authors: Raymond J. Corsini & Danny Wedding

2. Required Text: Case Studies in Psychotherapy (2011) 6th edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.

Authors: Danny Wedding & Raymond J. Corsini

3. Required CD-ROM: Integrative Counseling Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.

Authors: Gerald Corey & Robert Haynes

4. Required DVD: Theories in Action, Thomson Learning.
 
Park has packaged these required materials into one bundle which can be purchased using the ISBN# 1133529801
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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:

Research  demonstrates that although people have different learning styles, a common experience in efficient, successful learning is student engagement with the material being studied.  As an instructor it is my responsibility for creating a positive learning environment, providing a variety of different learning opportunities (eg. small group exercises, videos, lectures, quizes/exam, written assignments, student oral reports, and class interactive dialogue), and giving useful evaluative feedback to assist with the learning process.

 Students have the ultimate responsibility for the depth of their respective learning experiences.  Preparation for class through reading assignments, and review of the previous class experience is basic for success in the upcoming class session.

 If something is unclear, students must take the initiative in asking questions.

 Human nature and human behavior are  fascinating to explore.  We gain the most from our study together if we approach our work with a willingness to respect humanity generally, and one another in our colaborative learning experience.

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:

Graded Component

Points  %   Resources
Quizzes 5 (10 pts each) 50 12.5% Text Book 
Research Paper 100 25% Grading Rubric in doc sharing 

Examinations Mid-Term & Final( 50 pts each)

100 25%  Grading Rubric in doc sharing

Movie Critique Paper

100 25%  Grading Rubric in doc sharing
Oral Report on Research Paper 50 12.5%  

total

400

Grade  Points
A 360 - 400
B 320 - 359
C 280 - 319
D 240 - 279
F below 240

Student learning will be assessed through: chapter quizes, a comprehensive examination, an analysis of an approved movie, a research paper on a major theorist, and an oral report on the research paper.

 The theorist will be chosen in consultation with the professor and it must include reading of a biography, and  an original work by the theorist, as well as secondary sources.  The paper will be 8-10 pages in length following APA style, with 12 Pt. font and one inch margins.  A minimum of 10 sources must be cited.

 

Grading:

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will only be accepted in rare cases (e.g., emergency situations).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

I expect that the interactions and communications in this class will be civil and professional. Derogatory language, profanity, and personal attacks are unacceptable. To facilitate uniformity, I expect that papers will be double-spaced using 1 inch margins and Times-Roman (12pt) as the font. Submission of papers written for other classes is not acceptable. I expect that each paper you submit in this class is a unique paper created by you. Violation of this will result in a failing grade for the assignment.

Please recognize that technology can cause problems. Printers run out of ink, Internet connections die, and hard drives crash. You are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk or hard drive, and print paper copies for backup purposes.

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. 

This course is reading intensive, so please keep up! All students will participate in weekly discussions and case analyses. 

In class Etiquette/Courtesy

Classroom  communications need to be conducted with fairness, honesty, and tact.  What you put into a course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important not to take disagreements personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of any class learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because they lead to the broadening of knowledge. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness, which does not promote learning.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

CLASS 1 - AUG 16 – REVIEW CHAPTER 1 - Introduction to 21st Century Psychotherapies, discuss class requirements to include movie review and research topics  

CLASS 2 - AUG 18 – REVIEW CHAPTER 2 – Psychoanalysis and CHAPTER 3 - Adlerian Therapy, QUIZ.                                                

CLASS 3 – AUG 23 - REVIEW CHAPTER 4 - Analytical Psychotherapy and finalize research topic and movie selection

CLASS 4 – AUG 25 – REVIEW  CHAPTER 5 - Client-Centered Therapy, QUIZ                                                       

CLASS 5 – AUG 30 - REVIEW CHAPTER 6 - Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy          

 CLASS 6 – SEPT 1 - REVIEW CHAPTER 7 - Behavior Therapy, QUIZ                                                  

CLASS 7 – VIEW DVDs/films/powerpoints covering psychoanalysis, adlerian therapy, analytical psychotherapy, client-centered therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and behavior therapy 

CLASS 8 – SEPT 8 – MID TERM EXAMINATION  

CLASS 9 – SEPT 13 – REVIEW CHAPTER 8 - Cognitive Therapy                                                                         

CLASS 10 – SEPT 15 – REVIEW CHAPTER 9 - Existential Psychotherapy, and QUIZ                                                    

CLASS 11 – SEPT 20 – REVIEW CHAPTER 10 - Gestalt Therapy                                                                     

CLASS 12 – SEPT 22 – REVIEW CHAPTER 11 - Interpersonal Psychotherapy                                       

CLASS 13 – SEPT 27 – REVIEW CHAPTER 12 - Family Therapy and CHAPTER 13 - Contemplative Psychotherapies , conduct oral presentations, and QUIZ.                                                                                          

CLASS 14 – SEPT 29 – REVIEW CHAPTER 14 - Integrative Psychotherapies and conduct oral presentations.                                            

CLASS 15 – OCT 4  - REVIEW CHAPTER 15 - Multicultural Psychotherapies and conduct oral presentations.                                            

CLASS 16 – OCT 6 – FINAL EXAMINATION, turn in movie paper and research paper.  

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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