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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Wright, Barbara May


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

S2D 2012 DA

Faculty

Wright, Barbara May

Title

Professor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA - Clinical Psychology with specialization as School Psychologist
BA - Psychology major, math minor
Have been School Psychologist, Mariage/Family/Child Guidance counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Community College Faculty/Counselor/Director of Admissions/Dean of Students, and payee for young disabled adults on Social Security Disability.

Office Location

Park University Office

Office Hours

As needed

Daytime Phone

(520) 624-4690 - messages being left on voice mail #0

Other Phone

(520) 548-6209 (cell)

E-Mail

barbara.wright03@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 20, 2010 - May 8, 2012

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

3:30 - 4:30 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# 9781133431497
 
You will most likely save money by purchasing this bundle (as opposed to trying to purchase these resources separately.)

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://www.apa.org
http://www.nasponline.org

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:
The Instructor believes that students learn through a variety of sources. Absorbing information from reading, listening, the internet, and case examples are all accepted. Individual interests and inquiry are nor only accepted, but desired.


Because Psychology requires a high level of written expression, grades will focus on the written expression of information required in the course.

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. Learn the historical aspects of each major area of psychotherapy.
  2. Learn the major professional organizations involved with each major area of psychotherapy.
  3. Identigy web-based resources for each major area of psychotherapy.
  4. Identify research resources for each major area of psychotherapy.
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
Core movie case assignment 150 20%  
Class participation and preparation 100 13% Grading Rubric in doc sharing 
Case Analyses Project
Research and write-up
 
Oral Presentation
 
100
 
100
27%  Grading Rubric in doc sharing

Midterm Examination

100 13%
Final Comprehensive Exam
200
27%  

total

750

Grade  Points
A 675 - 725
B 600 - 674
C 636 - 599
D 500 - 635
F below 500

Work will usually be graded by the Wednesday following the final due date for each week.  Grades will always be posted in the gradebook.  Students may click on their grades in the gradebook to view feedback related to each of the assignments.  Work will be graded using the rubrics found in the above table, so please review those carefully before completing work - and don't be afraid to ask questions! 

Grading:

The  midterm and final will be in written format. Questions will require sentence and paragraph answers.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Work is expected to be submitted when due.  Exam are expected to be talken on the date given.  Late work will only be accepted in rare cases (e.g., emergency situations, such as documented illness/injury or military duty).

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. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term - there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the weekly deadline will not receive credit.

The classroom is for public messages. Students should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. All e-mails sent to the instructor and other students should include: PS402 and your full name in the subject line of the e-mail. Students are required to use Pirate Mail for online classes. All information concerning the class will be sent through Pirate Mail. Students should have a current anti-virus software and should update their software weekly as a protection to themselves as well as others who are participating in this class. This is everyone's responsibility.

This course is reading intensive, so please keep up! All students will participate in weekly discussions and case analyses. All assignments need to be submitted by posting assignments in the classroom threads or into the dropbox. If it becomes necessary for an assignment to be sent via e-mail or FAX, arrangements need to be made before the assignment is due.

Online Etiquette/Courtesy

Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online 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 online 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.

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
March 20 - Overview of course.  Student and Instructor Introductions.  Introduction to Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis (Read Chapters 1 & 2).


March 27 - Student will research the website of a professional therapy organization and prepare a report.  Adlerian Psychotherapy; Analytical Psychotherapy (Read Chapters 3 & 4).

April 3 - Client Centered Therapy; Ratonal-emotive Therapy (Read Chapters 5 & 6).

April 10 - Midterm Exam.  Behavioral Therapy; SLT (Read Chapter 7).

April 17 - Cognitive Therapy; Existential Therapy (Read Chapters 8 & 9).

April 24 - Gestalt Therapy; Multi-modal Therapy (Read Chapters 10 & 11).

May 1 - Family Therapy; Comtemplative Therapy; Integrative Therapy (Read Chapters 12-14).

May 8 - Contemporary Issues; Presentation; Final Exam (Read Chapter 15

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 .

Additional Information:
Please discuss any issues with your Instructor ASAP. Quick identification, resolution and development of reasonable accommodations are critical for student success.

Bibliography:



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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