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 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3
This course explains co-occurring disorders of the current Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) Substance Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions. The focus of the study is on the primary and secondary differential analysis, assessment, intervention and treatment. The course distinguishes between behavioral addiction, as defined by recurring behavior or compulsion, and substance or substance related addiction. Exploration of addiction and co-occurring disorders of the current (DSM) are addressed. Behavioral addictions (i.e. gambling, food, computers, pornography, shopping, and sex) are compared and contrasted with substance related addiction and how active participation in both, negatively impact the lives of individual and families. Previous graduate coursework in substance related disorders and behavioral addiction is recommended.

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
  • Discriminate differential diagnosis of dual diagnosis and comorbidity
  • Create treatment plans for case management
  • Apply evidence based intervention strategies & relapse prevention modalities
  • Recognize cultural and legal/ethical issues related to co-occurring disorders
  • Formulate research based approaches to assessment and treatment
  • 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
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Elective Courses

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3
This course explains co-occurring disorders of the current Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) Substance Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions. The focus of the study is on the primary and secondary differential analysis, assessment, intervention and treatment. The course distinguishes between behavioral addiction, as defined by recurring behavior or compulsion, and substance or substance related addiction. Exploration of addiction and co-occurring disorders of the current (DSM) are addressed. Behavioral addictions (i.e. gambling, food, computers, pornography, shopping, and sex) are compared and contrasted with substance related addiction and how active participation in both, negatively impact the lives of individual and families. Previous graduate coursework in substance related disorders and behavioral addiction is recommended.

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
  • Discriminate differential diagnosis of dual diagnosis and comorbidity
  • Create treatment plans for case management
  • Apply evidence based intervention strategies & relapse prevention modalities
  • Recognize cultural and legal/ethical issues related to co-occurring disorders
  • Formulate research based approaches to assessment and treatment
  • 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
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3
This course explains co-occurring disorders of the current Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) Substance Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions. The focus of the study is on the primary and secondary differential analysis, assessment, intervention and treatment. The course distinguishes between behavioral addiction, as defined by recurring behavior or compulsion, and substance or substance related addiction. Exploration of addiction and co-occurring disorders of the current (DSM) are addressed. Behavioral addictions (i.e. gambling, food, computers, pornography, shopping, and sex) are compared and contrasted with substance related addiction and how active participation in both, negatively impact the lives of individual and families. Previous graduate coursework in substance related disorders and behavioral addiction is recommended.

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
  • Discriminate differential diagnosis of dual diagnosis and comorbidity
  • Create treatment plans for case management
  • Apply evidence based intervention strategies & relapse prevention modalities
  • Recognize cultural and legal/ethical issues related to co-occurring disorders
  • Formulate research based approaches to assessment and treatment
  • 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
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Practicum

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3
This course explains co-occurring disorders of the current Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) Substance Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions. The focus of the study is on the primary and secondary differential analysis, assessment, intervention and treatment. The course distinguishes between behavioral addiction, as defined by recurring behavior or compulsion, and substance or substance related addiction. Exploration of addiction and co-occurring disorders of the current (DSM) are addressed. Behavioral addictions (i.e. gambling, food, computers, pornography, shopping, and sex) are compared and contrasted with substance related addiction and how active participation in both, negatively impact the lives of individual and families. Previous graduate coursework in substance related disorders and behavioral addiction is recommended.

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
  • Discriminate differential diagnosis of dual diagnosis and comorbidity
  • Create treatment plans for case management
  • Apply evidence based intervention strategies & relapse prevention modalities
  • Recognize cultural and legal/ethical issues related to co-occurring disorders
  • Formulate research based approaches to assessment and treatment
  • 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
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3
This course explains co-occurring disorders of the current Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) Substance Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions. The focus of the study is on the primary and secondary differential analysis, assessment, intervention and treatment. The course distinguishes between behavioral addiction, as defined by recurring behavior or compulsion, and substance or substance related addiction. Exploration of addiction and co-occurring disorders of the current (DSM) are addressed. Behavioral addictions (i.e. gambling, food, computers, pornography, shopping, and sex) are compared and contrasted with substance related addiction and how active participation in both, negatively impact the lives of individual and families. Previous graduate coursework in substance related disorders and behavioral addiction is recommended.

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
  • Discriminate differential diagnosis of dual diagnosis and comorbidity
  • Create treatment plans for case management
  • Apply evidence based intervention strategies & relapse prevention modalities
  • Recognize cultural and legal/ethical issues related to co-occurring disorders
  • Formulate research based approaches to assessment and treatment
  • 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
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Internship

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3
This course explains co-occurring disorders of the current Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) Substance Related Disorders and Behavioral Addictions. The focus of the study is on the primary and secondary differential analysis, assessment, intervention and treatment. The course distinguishes between behavioral addiction, as defined by recurring behavior or compulsion, and substance or substance related addiction. Exploration of addiction and co-occurring disorders of the current (DSM) are addressed. Behavioral addictions (i.e. gambling, food, computers, pornography, shopping, and sex) are compared and contrasted with substance related addiction and how active participation in both, negatively impact the lives of individual and families. Previous graduate coursework in substance related disorders and behavioral addiction is recommended.

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
  • Discriminate differential diagnosis of dual diagnosis and comorbidity
  • Create treatment plans for case management
  • Apply evidence based intervention strategies & relapse prevention modalities
  • Recognize cultural and legal/ethical issues related to co-occurring disorders
  • Formulate research based approaches to assessment and treatment
  • 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
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