Psychology Courses

Single Master’s-Level Psychology Courses

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

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest

Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy and psychopathology.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in a master’s-level degree program, a bachelor’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.

Graduate Courses

PSY 86506 Psychopathology

Credits : 3
This course provides an integrated course of study that trains in the diagnosis, assessment, prognosis and treatment of mental disorders. The focus of study is to build practical clinical skills in diagnosis, problem formulation, and crisis intervention. In addition to the DSM-5, the course examines psychopathology from a neuroscientific, biological and sociocultural perspective. Psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral and humanistic interventions will be explored.

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
  • Assess the major diagnostic categories of the DSM 5
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues related to psychopathology
  • Consider the impact of culture and human diversity issues
  • Examine current research on the theory treatment and prevention of mental illness
  • Explore the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology and the supportive research when such exists
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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