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 87518 Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

Credits : 3

This course summarizes hypnosis theory. The focus of study includes techniques for induction, suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, self-hypnosis, and the practical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

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
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hypnosis through research and professional practice utilizing various theories and techniques
  • Evaluate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, biological aspects of hypnosis, ethical guidelines necessary for the use of hypnosis, as well as the hazards of hypnosis.
  • Assess and analyze the communication patterns, environmental, emotional, psychological, and physical variables in hypnosis as well as the prominent general characteristics of the trance phenomena.
  • Integrate the information on hypnosis to identify various components of hypnosis in a therapy session including induction, responsiveness, suggestion, and emerging of the client.
  • Integrate the theory of mindfulness to hypnosis
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Elective Courses

PSY 87518 Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

Credits : 3

This course summarizes hypnosis theory. The focus of study includes techniques for induction, suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, self-hypnosis, and the practical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

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
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hypnosis through research and professional practice utilizing various theories and techniques
  • Evaluate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, biological aspects of hypnosis, ethical guidelines necessary for the use of hypnosis, as well as the hazards of hypnosis.
  • Assess and analyze the communication patterns, environmental, emotional, psychological, and physical variables in hypnosis as well as the prominent general characteristics of the trance phenomena.
  • Integrate the information on hypnosis to identify various components of hypnosis in a therapy session including induction, responsiveness, suggestion, and emerging of the client.
  • Integrate the theory of mindfulness to hypnosis
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87518 Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

Credits : 3

This course summarizes hypnosis theory. The focus of study includes techniques for induction, suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, self-hypnosis, and the practical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

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
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hypnosis through research and professional practice utilizing various theories and techniques
  • Evaluate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, biological aspects of hypnosis, ethical guidelines necessary for the use of hypnosis, as well as the hazards of hypnosis.
  • Assess and analyze the communication patterns, environmental, emotional, psychological, and physical variables in hypnosis as well as the prominent general characteristics of the trance phenomena.
  • Integrate the information on hypnosis to identify various components of hypnosis in a therapy session including induction, responsiveness, suggestion, and emerging of the client.
  • Integrate the theory of mindfulness to hypnosis
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Practicum

PSY 87518 Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

Credits : 3

This course summarizes hypnosis theory. The focus of study includes techniques for induction, suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, self-hypnosis, and the practical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

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
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hypnosis through research and professional practice utilizing various theories and techniques
  • Evaluate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, biological aspects of hypnosis, ethical guidelines necessary for the use of hypnosis, as well as the hazards of hypnosis.
  • Assess and analyze the communication patterns, environmental, emotional, psychological, and physical variables in hypnosis as well as the prominent general characteristics of the trance phenomena.
  • Integrate the information on hypnosis to identify various components of hypnosis in a therapy session including induction, responsiveness, suggestion, and emerging of the client.
  • Integrate the theory of mindfulness to hypnosis
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87518 Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

Credits : 3

This course summarizes hypnosis theory. The focus of study includes techniques for induction, suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, self-hypnosis, and the practical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

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
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hypnosis through research and professional practice utilizing various theories and techniques
  • Evaluate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, biological aspects of hypnosis, ethical guidelines necessary for the use of hypnosis, as well as the hazards of hypnosis.
  • Assess and analyze the communication patterns, environmental, emotional, psychological, and physical variables in hypnosis as well as the prominent general characteristics of the trance phenomena.
  • Integrate the information on hypnosis to identify various components of hypnosis in a therapy session including induction, responsiveness, suggestion, and emerging of the client.
  • Integrate the theory of mindfulness to hypnosis
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Internship

PSY 87518 Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

Credits : 3

This course summarizes hypnosis theory. The focus of study includes techniques for induction, suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, self-hypnosis, and the practical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

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
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hypnosis through research and professional practice utilizing various theories and techniques
  • Evaluate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, biological aspects of hypnosis, ethical guidelines necessary for the use of hypnosis, as well as the hazards of hypnosis.
  • Assess and analyze the communication patterns, environmental, emotional, psychological, and physical variables in hypnosis as well as the prominent general characteristics of the trance phenomena.
  • Integrate the information on hypnosis to identify various components of hypnosis in a therapy session including induction, responsiveness, suggestion, and emerging of the client.
  • Integrate the theory of mindfulness to hypnosis
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