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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will 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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will 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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will 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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will 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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will 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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will 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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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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