Psychology Courses

Single Undergraduate Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.

Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as cognition and the brain, addiction, abnormal psychology, marriage and family therapy and business psychology.

Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and 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.

Undergraduate Courses

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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