MA | Master of Arts in Psychology

Psychology master's courses in the Master of Arts in Psychology program

The following master's level courses comprise CalSouthern’s Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology degree program. In order to fulfill educational requirements for licensure at the master’s level in California – MFT and/or LPCC – all required courses must be completed. Elective options are not available for this program. For licensure requirements in other states, please contact your applicable state board.

Required Core Courses

MFT 86705 Practicum II

Credits : 3
    This course provides the opportunity to continue to gain experience with individual, couples, families or groups and directly apply the theory and techniques of psychotherapy in a supervised clinical setting approved by California Southern University. In addition, this course offers training and development of documentation skills and accessing resources for clients. Learners will be required to complete a minimum number of direct client contact hours with appropriate supervision hours, in addition to documentation, trainings, etc. per course. 

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
  • Utilize appropriate assessment and intervention processes with clients
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • 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
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
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Additional Available Licensure Requirement

MFT 86705 Practicum II

Credits : 3
    This course provides the opportunity to continue to gain experience with individual, couples, families or groups and directly apply the theory and techniques of psychotherapy in a supervised clinical setting approved by California Southern University. In addition, this course offers training and development of documentation skills and accessing resources for clients. Learners will be required to complete a minimum number of direct client contact hours with appropriate supervision hours, in addition to documentation, trainings, etc. per course. 

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
  • Utilize appropriate assessment and intervention processes with clients
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • 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
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
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