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 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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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