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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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 87542 Eating Disorders

Credits : 3

This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria. The focus of study is on the social, cultural, familial, gender related, developmental and legal-ethical context of eating disorders. Assessment and intervention from evidence based psychotherapy and family models will be explored.

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
  • Identify physiological, psychological and psycho-social aspects of eating disorders
  • Integrate multicultural perspectives and legal/ethical issues in treatment
  • Illustrate diagnosis and treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Formulate and hypothesize normal from maladaptive eating behaviors
  • Consider research on theories and treatment of eating and co-occurring disorders
  • 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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