BA | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Courses

Below please find the online psychology courses that comprise the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at CalSouthern. In addition to a selection of general education classes, the program includes 24 credit hours of required psychology courses, 21 elective psychology courses, and 45 credits of general electives.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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Upper Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

Back


Upper Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

Back


Upper Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course surveys contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The main focus of the course includes the counseling process, a comparison of theoretical approaches, and an exploration of psychological disorders. The learner will acquire an understanding of an effective therapy practice that encompasses a familiarity with a wide-range of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and a review of psychotherapy research. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 

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