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

PSY 87519 Psychology of Trauma

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts theoretical as well as clinical and research issues surrounding Trauma and Stress Related Disorders, focusing on the identification and treatment of Complex Trauma. Co-occurring disorders comprising the DSM-5 will be explored, addressing etiology, psychotherapeutic interventions and pharmacological treatment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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Additional Available Licensure Requirement

PSY 87519 Psychology of Trauma

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts theoretical as well as clinical and research issues surrounding Trauma and Stress Related Disorders, focusing on the identification and treatment of Complex Trauma. Co-occurring disorders comprising the DSM-5 will be explored, addressing etiology, psychotherapeutic interventions and pharmacological treatment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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