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 2309 Ethical and Professional Issues in Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the ethical foundations needed to assist the counselor in exploring complex ethical dilemmas in the field of addiction counseling. This course will provide an understanding of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). The NAADAC Code of Ethics is a general guideline for professional behavior. This course will also provide information on general ethical principles, legal issues and ramifications, and ethical decision-making. Exploration of common ethical dilemmas will be examined and guidelines for addressing these dilemmas will also be addressed.

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 concepts of moral development in counseling
  • Examine the importance to study ethical and legal principles and the decision making process
  • Analyze the NAADAC Code of Ethics and legal and moral dilemmas
  • Explore the role and responsibility of the Addiction Counselor as an Ethical Professional
  • Examine the need for consultation with other professionals in the field of addictions
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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