Single Master’s-Level Psychology Courses
At CalSouthern, students are permitted to enroll in a course at the master’s level without committing to a particular degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:
- Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
- Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
- Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest
Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, industrial and organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy and psychopathology.
Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in a master’s-level degree program, a bachelor’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.
MFT 86510 Child & Adolescent Psychology
This course introduces the application of counseling principles and a variety of counseling methods related to the treatment of children and adolescents. Learners will explore the theories and psychology unique to children and adolescents, as well as disorders that manifest differently in children and adolescents than in adults. Application of evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents will be studied. Legal, ethical, and cultural implications of diagnosis and treatment will also 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 theories of normal and abnormal development
- Describe child and adolescent psychopathology
- Formulate treatment plans using evidence based interventions
- Discriminate legal/ethical issues and cultural diversity
- Integrate research on child and adolescent psychotherapy
- Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
- Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology