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 86801 Therapeutic Boundaries

Credits : 3

This course addresses the legal and ethical dilemmas related to professional boundaries and dual relationships. Identification of boundary crossing and boundary violation in office practices and policies, personal disclosure, gift exchange and other potential boundary infringements, will be addressed. Dual relationships between therapist and client will focus on areas of sexual and non-sexual intimacy and other relationships where multiple roles may occur.

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
  • Analyze dual relationships in psychotherapy
  • Assess sexual and non-sexually exploitive relationships
  • Create treatment planning and record keeping practices in regard to boundary issues and dual relationships
  • Apply an understanding of culture and human diversity in regard to boundary crossing
  • Recognize when it is clinically advisable to cross boundaries
  • 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
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