Doctor of Psychology Courses

PsyD | Doctor of Psychology

CalSouthern Doctor of Psychology Courses

The following Doctor of Psychology courses comprise the PsyD program at CalSouthern. The PsyD program includes 30 credit hours of required core courses, and 15 credit hours of elective courses, in addition to a doctoral project and other requirements. Although the PsyD and PhD are both respected doctorates, they differ in that the PsyD is an applied degree, clinically focused, as opposed to the PhD, which is more focused on research and scholarly publication.

Core Course Requirements

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of brief therapy roots and demonstrates techniques common to all brief therapy models. Since in the current field of mental health, there is a rising demand for the utilization of effective short-term therapy, the focus of study for this course is on client problem resolution as the solution to the psychological complaint, consistent with current requirements of managed health care providers. Audio or videotape assignments may be required.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Elective Courses

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of brief therapy roots and demonstrates techniques common to all brief therapy models. Since in the current field of mental health, there is a rising demand for the utilization of effective short-term therapy, the focus of study for this course is on client problem resolution as the solution to the psychological complaint, consistent with current requirements of managed health care providers. Audio or videotape assignments may be required.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of brief therapy roots and demonstrates techniques common to all brief therapy models. Since in the current field of mental health, there is a rising demand for the utilization of effective short-term therapy, the focus of study for this course is on client problem resolution as the solution to the psychological complaint, consistent with current requirements of managed health care providers. Audio or videotape assignments may be required.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Practicum

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of brief therapy roots and demonstrates techniques common to all brief therapy models. Since in the current field of mental health, there is a rising demand for the utilization of effective short-term therapy, the focus of study for this course is on client problem resolution as the solution to the psychological complaint, consistent with current requirements of managed health care providers. Audio or videotape assignments may be required.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of brief therapy roots and demonstrates techniques common to all brief therapy models. Since in the current field of mental health, there is a rising demand for the utilization of effective short-term therapy, the focus of study for this course is on client problem resolution as the solution to the psychological complaint, consistent with current requirements of managed health care providers. Audio or videotape assignments may be required.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Internship

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of brief therapy roots and demonstrates techniques common to all brief therapy models. Since in the current field of mental health, there is a rising demand for the utilization of effective short-term therapy, the focus of study for this course is on client problem resolution as the solution to the psychological complaint, consistent with current requirements of managed health care providers. Audio or videotape assignments may be required.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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