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 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This course is designed for those Learners who have completed the majority of both didactic and skill based training in the degree program. Placement of Learners is in settings comprised of the following: Practitioners who are clearly committed to training; Supervision of Learners provide with an adequate number of appropriate professionals; and the setting itself provides a wide range of training and educational experiences through applications of empirically supported intervention procedures. The focus of study will include assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. This practicum class is the first of two that Learners may take wherein Learners are responsible for finding their own outside supervised clinical experience. The focus of this course provides Learners with an opportunity to engage in on-going therapeutic practice with an emphasis on case management and therapeutic integration as the cases develop over time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Elective Courses

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This course is designed for those Learners who have completed the majority of both didactic and skill based training in the degree program. Placement of Learners is in settings comprised of the following: Practitioners who are clearly committed to training; Supervision of Learners provide with an adequate number of appropriate professionals; and the setting itself provides a wide range of training and educational experiences through applications of empirically supported intervention procedures. The focus of study will include assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. This practicum class is the first of two that Learners may take wherein Learners are responsible for finding their own outside supervised clinical experience. The focus of this course provides Learners with an opportunity to engage in on-going therapeutic practice with an emphasis on case management and therapeutic integration as the cases develop over time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This course is designed for those Learners who have completed the majority of both didactic and skill based training in the degree program. Placement of Learners is in settings comprised of the following: Practitioners who are clearly committed to training; Supervision of Learners provide with an adequate number of appropriate professionals; and the setting itself provides a wide range of training and educational experiences through applications of empirically supported intervention procedures. The focus of study will include assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. This practicum class is the first of two that Learners may take wherein Learners are responsible for finding their own outside supervised clinical experience. The focus of this course provides Learners with an opportunity to engage in on-going therapeutic practice with an emphasis on case management and therapeutic integration as the cases develop over time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Practicum

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This course is designed for those Learners who have completed the majority of both didactic and skill based training in the degree program. Placement of Learners is in settings comprised of the following: Practitioners who are clearly committed to training; Supervision of Learners provide with an adequate number of appropriate professionals; and the setting itself provides a wide range of training and educational experiences through applications of empirically supported intervention procedures. The focus of study will include assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. This practicum class is the first of two that Learners may take wherein Learners are responsible for finding their own outside supervised clinical experience. The focus of this course provides Learners with an opportunity to engage in on-going therapeutic practice with an emphasis on case management and therapeutic integration as the cases develop over time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This course is designed for those Learners who have completed the majority of both didactic and skill based training in the degree program. Placement of Learners is in settings comprised of the following: Practitioners who are clearly committed to training; Supervision of Learners provide with an adequate number of appropriate professionals; and the setting itself provides a wide range of training and educational experiences through applications of empirically supported intervention procedures. The focus of study will include assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. This practicum class is the first of two that Learners may take wherein Learners are responsible for finding their own outside supervised clinical experience. The focus of this course provides Learners with an opportunity to engage in on-going therapeutic practice with an emphasis on case management and therapeutic integration as the cases develop over time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Internship

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This course is designed for those Learners who have completed the majority of both didactic and skill based training in the degree program. Placement of Learners is in settings comprised of the following: Practitioners who are clearly committed to training; Supervision of Learners provide with an adequate number of appropriate professionals; and the setting itself provides a wide range of training and educational experiences through applications of empirically supported intervention procedures. The focus of study will include assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. This practicum class is the first of two that Learners may take wherein Learners are responsible for finding their own outside supervised clinical experience. The focus of this course provides Learners with an opportunity to engage in on-going therapeutic practice with an emphasis on case management and therapeutic integration as the cases develop over time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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