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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum

PSY 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship

PSY 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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