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PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
Christ, Susann T.


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CoursePS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy
SemesterS1R2005
FacultyChrist, Susann T.
TitleSenior Professor
Office LocationScott AFB, IL
Office Hours8-5 P.M. Mon-Thur 8-12 P.M. Fri
Daytime Phone618-398-7581
Other Phone618-256-3685
E-Mailp203781@pirate.park.edu
bhutch@accessus.net
Semester DatesJan 10 - Mar 6, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
PerquisitesPS 101, PS 401 and Junior/Senior Standing
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Current Psychotherapies, Corsini & Wedding, Peacock Publishing, 7th ed
MBS Books:  http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm

Additional Resources:
See Park University web site.

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

Learning Outcomes:
Each student will be able to:
-  evaluate the discipline of Systems of Psychotherapy.
-  evaluate the concepts of psychoanalysis.
-  Interpret the concepts of Adlerian theory.  
-  compare and outline person centered therapy techniques.  
-  evaluate rational emotive therapy techniques.
-  interpret the difference between behavioral and cognitive therapy.
-  outline and apply the therrapeautic techniques of existententialism and Gastalism.
-  interpret and compare other forms of therapy; e.g. ecclectic, Alderian, etc.
-  synthesize current issues in psychotherapy.
-  interpret, compare and contrast theories.  

Course Assessment:
Two comprehensive examinations will be administered during the course.  The tests will be a combination of multiple choice and essay questions.  Additionally, each student will be required to write a term paper.  It will consist of 10 - 15 pages with a minimum of 8 references using the APA format.  The topic will be assigned by the instructor, one inch margins also.  

Grading:
Course requirements will result in the following grading ratios:
Mid ter Exam:  33 1/3 Percent
Final Exam:  33 1/3 Percent
Term Paper:  33 1/3 Percent
Note:  Students must have a grade in each of the above areas in order to receive a final course grade.  
Grades will have the following numerical values:
Grade            Point Value
A               90% or higher
B               80 - 89%
C               70 - 79%
D               60 - 69%
F               59% or below

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation on the part of the student is strongly encouraged.  A portion of the students' final course grade will reflect the degree of individual involvement in class discussions.  Each student is encouraged to ask questions at any time, respecting the rights and opinions of others.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week      Date    Assignment
1         Jan 15 Ubtridyctuib/Orientation, Ch
                 1, 2, 4
2         Jan 22  Ch 2
3         Jan 29   Ch 5, 6 & Review
4         Feb 5    Ch 7 & 8 Mid Term Exam
5         Feb 12   Ch 9 & 10
6         Feb 19   Ch 11, 12 & 13
7         Feb 26    Ch 14 & Review
8         Mar 5     Ch 14 cont'd.  Final Exam

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


Attendance is mandatory.  Roll call will be taken at the beginning of each class.  If a student would come to class late, it will be the student's responsibility to contact the instructor personally sometime during the class session and have the record corrected.  Two weeks of unexcused absence is considered to be excessive and the student will be given an "F" grade for the course and dropped.  Only illness and TDY will be accepted as authorized excuses.  TDY orders will be supplied to the Park University office.  Other reasons for absence will be considered on a case by case basis.

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 .
Any student needing special accomodations will contact the instructor immediately.

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