MS | Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology Courses

Below, please find the psychology degree courses in CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Psychology program. By taking five three-credit psychology degree courses in one of five different subject areas, you can earn your MS with an emphasis on chemical dependence and compulsive disorders, sports psychology, organizational psychology, pastoral counseling, or general psychology.

Required Core Courses

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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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Thesis

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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 Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness based cognitive modalities. The focus of this course is on assessment, treatment formulation and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual from the CBT and MiCBT perspectives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cognitive/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans based on evidence based practice
  • Compare and contrast issues of culture and human diversity
  • Integrate current research to the practice and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Distinguish legal/ethical issues and contraindications of theory and technique
  • 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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