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 87547A Career Counseling

Credits : 3

This course provides Learners with an understanding of career development and career counseling. Theories of career development, sources of occupational information, and methods of career counseling are explored. Consideration is given to ethical and legal issues, culture, diversity, special populations, and contemporary trends. Learners are given the opportunity to develop an individual curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and career counseling position statement in preparation for practicum placement interviews.

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
  • Analyze the major theories of career development
  • Synthesize information about the structure of occupations as well as individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues
  • Analyze the major sources of career and educational information available through the Internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials
  • Evaluate the administration and interpretation of printed and computer-based assessments of career interest, beliefs, and values
  • Integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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