Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses
At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:
- Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
- Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
- Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest
Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.
Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
PSY 87535 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autistic Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
This course will look at the diagnoses, assessment and treatment of ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and the other Neurodevelopmental Disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Co-occurring and co-morbid disorders will be addressed in context to psychological, physiological, sociocultural, environmental, familial and genetic factors. While emphasis will be on children and adolescents, a life span approach will be considered.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
- Compare and contrast contemporary etiological theories
- Examine the components of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
- Differentiate between ADHD and co-occurring disorders
- Formulate current research on neurodevelopmental disorders
- Create treatments plans integrating legal/ethical and multicultural factors
- Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
- Evaluate information critically and effectively
- Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology