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 87545 Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment

Credits : 3

This course investigates the emergence of a new sub-discipline within psychology and psychotherapy: interpersonal neurobiology. Pioneers in this rapidly growing field, such as Daniel Siegel, Allan Schore, and Stephen Porges, all maintain that our brains are wired radically to the interpersonal domain. This course introduces key concepts from the field of interpersonal neurobiology; examining basic aspects of the mind and interpersonal relationships. This course will also explore with support from research, the practical applications of interpersonal neurobiology using such core concepts as integration and attachment theory.

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
  • Analyze the basic building blocks of the brain
  • Assess the roles of implicit memories and higher cortical functions in mental health
  • Describe the core concepts of interpersonal neurobiology
  • Explore brain integration and empathy in the therapeutic relationship
  • Examine current research on neuroscience as applied to psychotherapy across the lifespan
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87545 Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment

Credits : 3

This course investigates the emergence of a new sub-discipline within psychology and psychotherapy: interpersonal neurobiology. Pioneers in this rapidly growing field, such as Daniel Siegel, Allan Schore, and Stephen Porges, all maintain that our brains are wired radically to the interpersonal domain. This course introduces key concepts from the field of interpersonal neurobiology; examining basic aspects of the mind and interpersonal relationships. This course will also explore with support from research, the practical applications of interpersonal neurobiology using such core concepts as integration and attachment theory.

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
  • Analyze the basic building blocks of the brain
  • Assess the roles of implicit memories and higher cortical functions in mental health
  • Describe the core concepts of interpersonal neurobiology
  • Explore brain integration and empathy in the therapeutic relationship
  • Examine current research on neuroscience as applied to psychotherapy across the lifespan
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87545 Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment

Credits : 3

This course investigates the emergence of a new sub-discipline within psychology and psychotherapy: interpersonal neurobiology. Pioneers in this rapidly growing field, such as Daniel Siegel, Allan Schore, and Stephen Porges, all maintain that our brains are wired radically to the interpersonal domain. This course introduces key concepts from the field of interpersonal neurobiology; examining basic aspects of the mind and interpersonal relationships. This course will also explore with support from research, the practical applications of interpersonal neurobiology using such core concepts as integration and attachment theory.

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
  • Analyze the basic building blocks of the brain
  • Assess the roles of implicit memories and higher cortical functions in mental health
  • Describe the core concepts of interpersonal neurobiology
  • Explore brain integration and empathy in the therapeutic relationship
  • Examine current research on neuroscience as applied to psychotherapy across the lifespan
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Practicum

PSY 87545 Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment

Credits : 3

This course investigates the emergence of a new sub-discipline within psychology and psychotherapy: interpersonal neurobiology. Pioneers in this rapidly growing field, such as Daniel Siegel, Allan Schore, and Stephen Porges, all maintain that our brains are wired radically to the interpersonal domain. This course introduces key concepts from the field of interpersonal neurobiology; examining basic aspects of the mind and interpersonal relationships. This course will also explore with support from research, the practical applications of interpersonal neurobiology using such core concepts as integration and attachment theory.

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
  • Analyze the basic building blocks of the brain
  • Assess the roles of implicit memories and higher cortical functions in mental health
  • Describe the core concepts of interpersonal neurobiology
  • Explore brain integration and empathy in the therapeutic relationship
  • Examine current research on neuroscience as applied to psychotherapy across the lifespan
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87545 Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment

Credits : 3

This course investigates the emergence of a new sub-discipline within psychology and psychotherapy: interpersonal neurobiology. Pioneers in this rapidly growing field, such as Daniel Siegel, Allan Schore, and Stephen Porges, all maintain that our brains are wired radically to the interpersonal domain. This course introduces key concepts from the field of interpersonal neurobiology; examining basic aspects of the mind and interpersonal relationships. This course will also explore with support from research, the practical applications of interpersonal neurobiology using such core concepts as integration and attachment theory.

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
  • Analyze the basic building blocks of the brain
  • Assess the roles of implicit memories and higher cortical functions in mental health
  • Describe the core concepts of interpersonal neurobiology
  • Explore brain integration and empathy in the therapeutic relationship
  • Examine current research on neuroscience as applied to psychotherapy across the lifespan
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Internship

PSY 87545 Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment

Credits : 3

This course investigates the emergence of a new sub-discipline within psychology and psychotherapy: interpersonal neurobiology. Pioneers in this rapidly growing field, such as Daniel Siegel, Allan Schore, and Stephen Porges, all maintain that our brains are wired radically to the interpersonal domain. This course introduces key concepts from the field of interpersonal neurobiology; examining basic aspects of the mind and interpersonal relationships. This course will also explore with support from research, the practical applications of interpersonal neurobiology using such core concepts as integration and attachment theory.

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
  • Analyze the basic building blocks of the brain
  • Assess the roles of implicit memories and higher cortical functions in mental health
  • Describe the core concepts of interpersonal neurobiology
  • Explore brain integration and empathy in the therapeutic relationship
  • Examine current research on neuroscience as applied to psychotherapy across the lifespan
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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