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 89997B Doctoral Project II

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of Doctoral Project I. It is the second of five courses to accomplish completing the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on conducting a literature review of the subject in preparation for either a theoretical or qualitative analysis. Attention is given to understanding the differences between literature reviews for theoretical vs. qualitative research designs, analyzing the literature in addressing each Learner's specific, newly formulated research questions, and evaluating research literature for validity and reliability. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include the written submission of a thorough literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Analyze the literature in addressing newly formulated research questions
  • Synthesize theoretical and qualitative data in the literature review of a topic
  • 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 89997B Doctoral Project II

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of Doctoral Project I. It is the second of five courses to accomplish completing the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on conducting a literature review of the subject in preparation for either a theoretical or qualitative analysis. Attention is given to understanding the differences between literature reviews for theoretical vs. qualitative research designs, analyzing the literature in addressing each Learner's specific, newly formulated research questions, and evaluating research literature for validity and reliability. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include the written submission of a thorough literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Analyze the literature in addressing newly formulated research questions
  • Synthesize theoretical and qualitative data in the literature review of a topic
  • 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 89997B Doctoral Project II

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of Doctoral Project I. It is the second of five courses to accomplish completing the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on conducting a literature review of the subject in preparation for either a theoretical or qualitative analysis. Attention is given to understanding the differences between literature reviews for theoretical vs. qualitative research designs, analyzing the literature in addressing each Learner's specific, newly formulated research questions, and evaluating research literature for validity and reliability. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include the written submission of a thorough literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Analyze the literature in addressing newly formulated research questions
  • Synthesize theoretical and qualitative data in the literature review of a topic
  • 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 89997B Doctoral Project II

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of Doctoral Project I. It is the second of five courses to accomplish completing the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on conducting a literature review of the subject in preparation for either a theoretical or qualitative analysis. Attention is given to understanding the differences between literature reviews for theoretical vs. qualitative research designs, analyzing the literature in addressing each Learner's specific, newly formulated research questions, and evaluating research literature for validity and reliability. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include the written submission of a thorough literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Analyze the literature in addressing newly formulated research questions
  • Synthesize theoretical and qualitative data in the literature review of a topic
  • 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 89997B Doctoral Project II

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of Doctoral Project I. It is the second of five courses to accomplish completing the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on conducting a literature review of the subject in preparation for either a theoretical or qualitative analysis. Attention is given to understanding the differences between literature reviews for theoretical vs. qualitative research designs, analyzing the literature in addressing each Learner's specific, newly formulated research questions, and evaluating research literature for validity and reliability. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include the written submission of a thorough literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Analyze the literature in addressing newly formulated research questions
  • Synthesize theoretical and qualitative data in the literature review of a topic
  • 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 89997B Doctoral Project II

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of Doctoral Project I. It is the second of five courses to accomplish completing the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on conducting a literature review of the subject in preparation for either a theoretical or qualitative analysis. Attention is given to understanding the differences between literature reviews for theoretical vs. qualitative research designs, analyzing the literature in addressing each Learner's specific, newly formulated research questions, and evaluating research literature for validity and reliability. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include the written submission of a thorough literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Analyze the literature in addressing newly formulated research questions
  • Synthesize theoretical and qualitative data in the literature review of a topic
  • 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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