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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Davis, Bryant C.


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CoursePS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
SemesterF2O2004
FacultyDavis, Bryant C.
TitleProfessor
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Education, Counseling, Boston University, 1985
Board of Governors Degree (psy) Eastern Ill. Univ. 1981
Office Location1136 Borrego, Dr. Barstow, CA
Office HoursMon-Fri. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Daytime Phone1-760-252-1849
Other Phone760-953-2095
E-Mailbryant.davis@pirate.park.edu
Semester Dates30 Oct to 18 Dec. '04
Class DaysSaturdays
Class Time8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
PerquisitesPS401
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Current Psychotherapies, seventh edition by Raymond Corsini and Danny Wedding

Course Description:
Explores the major schools of psychotherapy.  The course includes an extensive use of actual case studies.  Pre-requisites:  PS101, PS401 or PS315 and junior or senior standing.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lecutures, readings, quizzes, dialogues,and examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is reffered to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions

Learning Outcomes:
The learner will be familiar with a variety of possible psychoanalytic systems of treating clients with real or magined psychological problems.

Course Assessment:
Learners will complete assigned homework (25 to 50 supply questions from the text back) for each chapter discussed.  The homework will be provided to the facilator the week after the chapter information has been presented.  Each learner will present a 10 page paper on a subject agreed upon by the facilitator at the conclusion of the semester.

Grading:
100 points for attendance and behavior
100 points for completed and corrected homework
100 points for research paper
100 points for presentation of said paper

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any late material will be accepted with a 25% reduction for each week the paper is late up to 2 weeks and then will not be accepted.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Adult behavior is expected and any behavior that is not reflective of respect and dignity will not be tolerated.  Behavior that is questionable will be addressed by the facilitator and if correction is not in evidence, the learner will be referred to the Park University Facilitator.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week one:  Introduction and Chapter 1 (Introduction) and Chapter 2 (Psychoanalysis)

Week two:  Chapter 3 (Adlerian Psychotherapy) and Chapter 4 (Analytical Psychotherapy)

Week three:  Chapter 5 (Person Centered Therapy) and Chapter 6 (Rational Emotive Therapy)


Week four:  Chapter 7 (Behavior Therapy) and Chapter 8 (Cognitive Therapy)

Week five:  Chapter 9 (Existential Psychotherapy) and Chapter 10 (Gestalt Therapy)

Week six:  Chapter 11 (Multimodal Therapy) and Chapter 12 (Family Therapy)

Week seven:  Chapter 13 (Psychodrama and Chapter 14 (Experiential Psychotherapy)

Week eight:  Presentation of research papers and evaluations.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


Any missed class time can be made up by presenting to the facilitator a 10 page research type paper for each chapter missed.  This make up work could compensate for lost class time, but will only be used once during a semester.

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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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