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 87707 The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection
This course provides the Learner with an exploration of the interrelatedness of mind and body to healing and health. Mind-body theories promote resiliency practices through lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment. The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and wellness, and the way we prevent illness and treat disease. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Learners will be encouraged to develop a personal model of mental health care and to understand complementary methods for self and client, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process.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
- Summarize the interplay between the brain and the immune system
- Integrate current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
- Assess the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
- Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
- Correlate mind-body foundations to wellness
- 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