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 87542 Eating Disorders
This course examines the history, concepts, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders and multi-diagnostic presentations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ 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 also 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