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 87552 Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Credits : 3

This course examines general concepts relative to mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning. This course provides an integrated program of study that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and counseling for persons with intellectual disability (ID) and Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) who are experiencing mental disorder. The focus of study is on building practical clinical skills which will increase the learner’s ability to deliver counseling services in an effective, socially appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical fashion to persons with mild intellectual impairment and borderline intellectual functioning.

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
  • Distinguish between the major theories of psychotherapy for the borderline adult
  • Assess the symptoms associated with specific diagnoses in persons with mild mental retardation or borderline intellectual functioning
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis to the borderline adult
  • Examine the ethical and multi-cultural considerations in this population
  • Assess diagnostic disorders of persons with intellectual impairment and psychiatric impairment
  • Examine current research relative to counseling persons with mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87552 Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Credits : 3

This course examines general concepts relative to mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning. This course provides an integrated program of study that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and counseling for persons with intellectual disability (ID) and Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) who are experiencing mental disorder. The focus of study is on building practical clinical skills which will increase the learner’s ability to deliver counseling services in an effective, socially appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical fashion to persons with mild intellectual impairment and borderline intellectual functioning.

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
  • Distinguish between the major theories of psychotherapy for the borderline adult
  • Assess the symptoms associated with specific diagnoses in persons with mild mental retardation or borderline intellectual functioning
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis to the borderline adult
  • Examine the ethical and multi-cultural considerations in this population
  • Assess diagnostic disorders of persons with intellectual impairment and psychiatric impairment
  • Examine current research relative to counseling persons with mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87552 Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Credits : 3

This course examines general concepts relative to mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning. This course provides an integrated program of study that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and counseling for persons with intellectual disability (ID) and Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) who are experiencing mental disorder. The focus of study is on building practical clinical skills which will increase the learner’s ability to deliver counseling services in an effective, socially appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical fashion to persons with mild intellectual impairment and borderline intellectual functioning.

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
  • Distinguish between the major theories of psychotherapy for the borderline adult
  • Assess the symptoms associated with specific diagnoses in persons with mild mental retardation or borderline intellectual functioning
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis to the borderline adult
  • Examine the ethical and multi-cultural considerations in this population
  • Assess diagnostic disorders of persons with intellectual impairment and psychiatric impairment
  • Examine current research relative to counseling persons with mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum

PSY 87552 Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Credits : 3

This course examines general concepts relative to mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning. This course provides an integrated program of study that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and counseling for persons with intellectual disability (ID) and Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) who are experiencing mental disorder. The focus of study is on building practical clinical skills which will increase the learner’s ability to deliver counseling services in an effective, socially appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical fashion to persons with mild intellectual impairment and borderline intellectual functioning.

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
  • Distinguish between the major theories of psychotherapy for the borderline adult
  • Assess the symptoms associated with specific diagnoses in persons with mild mental retardation or borderline intellectual functioning
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis to the borderline adult
  • Examine the ethical and multi-cultural considerations in this population
  • Assess diagnostic disorders of persons with intellectual impairment and psychiatric impairment
  • Examine current research relative to counseling persons with mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87552 Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Credits : 3

This course examines general concepts relative to mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning. This course provides an integrated program of study that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and counseling for persons with intellectual disability (ID) and Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) who are experiencing mental disorder. The focus of study is on building practical clinical skills which will increase the learner’s ability to deliver counseling services in an effective, socially appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical fashion to persons with mild intellectual impairment and borderline intellectual functioning.

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
  • Distinguish between the major theories of psychotherapy for the borderline adult
  • Assess the symptoms associated with specific diagnoses in persons with mild mental retardation or borderline intellectual functioning
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis to the borderline adult
  • Examine the ethical and multi-cultural considerations in this population
  • Assess diagnostic disorders of persons with intellectual impairment and psychiatric impairment
  • Examine current research relative to counseling persons with mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship

PSY 87552 Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Credits : 3

This course examines general concepts relative to mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning. This course provides an integrated program of study that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and counseling for persons with intellectual disability (ID) and Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) who are experiencing mental disorder. The focus of study is on building practical clinical skills which will increase the learner’s ability to deliver counseling services in an effective, socially appropriate, culturally sensitive, and ethical fashion to persons with mild intellectual impairment and borderline intellectual functioning.

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
  • Distinguish between the major theories of psychotherapy for the borderline adult
  • Assess the symptoms associated with specific diagnoses in persons with mild mental retardation or borderline intellectual functioning
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis to the borderline adult
  • Examine the ethical and multi-cultural considerations in this population
  • Assess diagnostic disorders of persons with intellectual impairment and psychiatric impairment
  • Examine current research relative to counseling persons with mental retardation and borderline intellectual functioning
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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