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 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

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
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • 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 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

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
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • 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 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

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
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • 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 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

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
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • 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 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

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
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • 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 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

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
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • 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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