Psychology Courses

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.

Doctoral Courses

PSY 87536 Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Credits : 3

This course analyzes the evidence-based practice of cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) utilizing the traditional cognitive and behavioral models as well as the mindfulness-based cognitive modalities (MiCBT). The focus is on assessment, treatment formulation, and intervention of the clinical and personality disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 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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