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 87702 Psychological Assessment I

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of intelligence and personality assessment. The focus of study reviews widely used tests and how those tests are constructed, administered, and scored. Learners will explore the basics of understanding and interpreting test results.

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 and interpret psychosocial assessments
  • Assess and summarize appropriate recommendations to clients based upon test results
  • Create a psychological assessment report
  • Assess the ethical issues involved in testing
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into a comprehensive test report
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87702 Psychological Assessment I

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of intelligence and personality assessment. The focus of study reviews widely used tests and how those tests are constructed, administered, and scored. Learners will explore the basics of understanding and interpreting test results.

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 and interpret psychosocial assessments
  • Assess and summarize appropriate recommendations to clients based upon test results
  • Create a psychological assessment report
  • Assess the ethical issues involved in testing
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into a comprehensive test report
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87702 Psychological Assessment I

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of intelligence and personality assessment. The focus of study reviews widely used tests and how those tests are constructed, administered, and scored. Learners will explore the basics of understanding and interpreting test results.

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 and interpret psychosocial assessments
  • Assess and summarize appropriate recommendations to clients based upon test results
  • Create a psychological assessment report
  • Assess the ethical issues involved in testing
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into a comprehensive test report
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum

PSY 87702 Psychological Assessment I

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of intelligence and personality assessment. The focus of study reviews widely used tests and how those tests are constructed, administered, and scored. Learners will explore the basics of understanding and interpreting test results.

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 and interpret psychosocial assessments
  • Assess and summarize appropriate recommendations to clients based upon test results
  • Create a psychological assessment report
  • Assess the ethical issues involved in testing
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into a comprehensive test report
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87702 Psychological Assessment I

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of intelligence and personality assessment. The focus of study reviews widely used tests and how those tests are constructed, administered, and scored. Learners will explore the basics of understanding and interpreting test results.

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 and interpret psychosocial assessments
  • Assess and summarize appropriate recommendations to clients based upon test results
  • Create a psychological assessment report
  • Assess the ethical issues involved in testing
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into a comprehensive test report
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship

PSY 87702 Psychological Assessment I

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of intelligence and personality assessment. The focus of study reviews widely used tests and how those tests are constructed, administered, and scored. Learners will explore the basics of understanding and interpreting test results.

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 and interpret psychosocial assessments
  • Assess and summarize appropriate recommendations to clients based upon test results
  • Create a psychological assessment report
  • Assess the ethical issues involved in testing
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into a comprehensive test report
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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