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PSYC 209: Psychology of Contemporary Families San Jose State University Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Elena Klaw Office Location: DMH 324 Telephone: (408) 924-5623 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/elena.klaw/ Office Hours: M/W 10:00-11:15 or appointment Class Days/Time: M 12-2:45 Classroom: DMH 308 Textbooks: The three books used in the course are available at both Spartan and Roberts Bookstores. Barnett, O., Miller-Perrin, C. L. & Perrin, R. D. (2005). Family Violence Across the Lifespan: An Introduction, 2 nd Edition. Sage. Johnson, J. L. & Grant, G. (2005). CaseBook Series: Domestic Violence. Allyn & Bacon. Johnson, J. L. & Grant, G. (2005). CaseBook Series: Foster Care . Allyn & Bacon. Course Description: An overview of contemporary family issues faced by mental health practitioners in clinical settings. Emphasis will be placed on the identification and conceptualization of these issues from a clinical-community psychology perspective, stressing the application of psychosocial understandings to clinical practice with families. Objectives and Outcomes: 1. Increase understanding of the variety of family forms existent in the United States. 2. Explore the influence of gender, race, and class on family dynamics and functioning. 3. Critically examine the current child welfare system as it effects service provision. 4. Explore current methods for servicing families in which there is violence or neglect. 5. Offer guidelines for providing competent, culturally sensitive family clinical services. Evaluation: Grading: There are 100 total possible points for this course. Thus, each point equals a percentage point. Your grade is based on Two Integration Assignments containing responses to questions in the CaseBook (40 points), one Poster Presentation regarding guidelines for practice based on your responses to the CaseBook (20 points), one Clinical 1
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Case Presentation of your own actual real clinical case (20 points), and your level of Participation (20 points). The oral clinical case presentation assignment is attached. The scale that I use to evaluate your work is the following: 98-100=A+ 88-89=B+ 78-79=C+ 68-69=D+ < 60=F 93-97=A 83-87=B 73-77=C 63-67=D 90-92=A- 80-82=B- 70-72=C- 60-62=D- *Please note that you are required to participate in class discussion. Class discussion is an essential aspect of the course. You are expected to contribute each class session with questions and/or comments related to the readings. The procedures of the course are subject to change as circumstance demands. You are expected to attend scheduled class meetings, and check email and the course website regularly, to remain current. University Policies: Academic Integrity Students should know that the University’s Academic Integrity Policy is availabe at http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/download/judicial_affairs/Academic_Integrity_Policy_S07-2.pdf . Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University and the University’s integrity policy, require you to be honest in all your academic course work.
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