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 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Upper Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Upper Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
Back


Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2308 Counseling and Treatment of the Chemically Dependent

Credits : 3
This course focuses on counseling and treatment skills leading to a career in Chemical Dependency. The learner will obtain practical skills of completing a full biopsychosocial evaluation, including making a diagnosis using the DSM, interviewing skills, treatment planning, referrals, communication, listening and feedback skills, how groups work, the impact of culture and diversity on treatment and how to assess spiritual issues. Counseling theories and research will be addressed in relationship to treating addictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet resources
  • Apply evidence based treatment approaches for addiction
  • Classify the diagnosis of substance use disorders
  • Examine the approaches utilized for treating co-occurring disorders
  • Explore the relationship between addiction to violence and abuse
  • Examine research, legal and ethical issues, culture and diversity, ethnicity, gender, disability and age
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
Back


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