Psychology Courses

Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Doctoral Courses

PSY 87522 Consulting in Business, Education and Mental Health

Credits : 3

This course is an overview of consultation theory and practice for mental health professionals who perform duties in the roles of consultants and collaborators. Mental health, expert, collaborative, behavioral, and organizational models will be discussed and applied to a variety of settings. Course content includes the history, definition, fundamentals of consultation, models of consultation, consultation stages, effective consultant skills and characteristics, consultee variables, consultation with parents and teachers, and legal and ethical issues regarding consultation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Compare and contrast various consultation models in specific settings
  • Adapt concepts of consultation practice to the nature of organizations
  • Develop consultant interview skills
  • Discriminate professional ethics and cultural competence in business and organizational consultation
  • Analyze research on consultation and collaboration
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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