PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
F2B 2012 BL
Adjunct Psychology Instructor
B.S. Social PsychologyM.A. Mental Health CounselingM.A. Family and Marriage Counseling
Before and After Class/Email/Telephone
Before and After lass/Email/Telephone
October 22, 2012 - December 16, 2012
5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M
PS101 Introduction to Psychology, PS315 Theories of Personality, SR standing
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
American Psychology Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition. Copyright 2010. www.apa.org
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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
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.
1. Good Will Hunting
2. As Good As It Gets
3. Antwoine Fisher
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 RubricClass Assessment:
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
The following will be used to assigned course letter grades (250 points):
225-250 = A
200-224 = B
175-199 = C
150-174 = D
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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.
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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 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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