PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
S2DD 2013 DC
Dapper, Karen L.
Bachelor of Science - Social Psychology - Park UniversityDoctorate in Clinical Psychology - Wright State University
Tuesday 4-5 PM
March 18-May 12, 2013
5:00 - 8:00 PM
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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:
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.
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.
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.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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