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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Dapper, Karen L.


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Course

PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy

Semester

S2DD 2013 DC

Faculty

Dapper, Karen L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates


Bachelor of Science - Social Psychology - Park University
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Wright State University

Office Location

DSCC

Office Hours

Tuesday 4-5 PM

Daytime Phone

(614) 889-0015

Other Phone

(614) 216-1714

E-Mail

karen.dapper@park.edu

kdapper@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

March 18-May 12, 2013

Class Days

Tuesdays

Class Time

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Prerequisites

See catalog for specifics

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Corsini, R.J. & Wedding, D. (2011). Current Psychotherapies: Ninth Edition. Belmont,CA:Brooks/Cole,Cengage Learning.
ISBN-13: 978-0-495-90336-9
ISBN-10: 0-495-90336-1
 
Wedding, D & Corsini R.J. (2001). Case Studies in Psychotherpy: Sixth Edition. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
ISBN -13: 978-0-8400-3257-7
ISBN - 10: 0-8400-3257-9

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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:

The professor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. The professor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
 
 
 
 
 

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:
 

Midterm is worth 100 points

Final examination is worth 100 pints

The Core Assignment is a possible 150 points per paper as defined and graded per the noted rubric

Reaction papers with a possible 25 points per (X5 papers) as noted below. The student will respond to one of the readings from the textbook each assigned week. Such responses/critiques should be a minimum of 250 words and provide a crucial review of some student selected information of interest contained in the reading. Reaction papers are due assigned below.

Attendance and participation in class is worth 2 points for each class.

Grading:
 

Attendance and participation is worth 2 points per every assigned class time or a possible 16 points

Midterm examination is worth 100 points

Final examination is worth 100 points

Reaction papers with a possible 25 points per paper (5 total papers) or a possible 125 points

Core assignment with a possible 150 points per paper

A = 100-90% (491-442)

B = 89-80% (441-393)

C = 79-70% (392-344)

D = 69-60% (343-295)

F = 59% or below (294-0)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
As this course is designed to be interactive and requires communication between the student and the professor, all assignment are expected to be turned in on the due date. If an assignment is not turned in on time the student should not expect credit unless prior approval has been obtained from the professor. Such prior approval will limited to exceptional circumstances, preferably verifiable difficulties. This policy is not meant to be punitive but rather to facilitate effective learning. The student must stay current on material or he/she can not effectively engage in dialog with the professor or other students and meet the learning objectives. As such, assignments must be turned in when due so the instruction can move forward as new material is presented. No extra opportunities will be offered for the course, as the existing assignments are very challenging

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

This professor will maintain attendance records and report absences via the online attendance reporting system. An absence may be excused for a valid reason. Missed work due to an excused absence will not receive credit as noted above unless prior arrangements are made with the professor for a late assignment. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences the student will be administratively withdrawn from the class resulting in a grade of “F”. A “Contract for Incomplete” will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences during this course without a verified reason. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veteran Administration Education benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Such absences are reported to the noted agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. A grade of “F” will result from excessive absences for those students who are receiving financial aid from other agencies not mentioned above. This information will be reported to the agencies supplying the financial support. Please note class attendance or “Present” will be recorded for students attending class, however recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation will be determined by the assessing professor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy of the syllabus.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

March 19 - Review syllabus and Core Assignment (CA).  Read for discussion Chapters (Ch) 1-2.
March 26 - Begin work on CA. Read for discussion Ch. 3-4. Reaction paper due on Ch. 1-2
April 2 - Read for disucssion Ch. 5-6. Reaction paper due on Ch. 3-4. Review for Midterm
April 9 - Midterm examination. Read for discussion Ch. 7-9. Present progress made on CA
April 16 - Read for discussion Ch. 10-11. Reaction paper due on Ch. 7-9
April 23 - Read for discussion Ch. 12-13. Reaction paper due on Ch. 10-11.
April 30 - Read for discussion Ch. 14-15. Reaction paper due on Ch. 12-13
May 7 - Final Examination and Core Assignment due
 

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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