Psychology Courses

Single Graduate-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.

Graduate Courses

MFT 86528 Psychology of Violence

Credits : 2

This course focuses on the effects of violent behavior in marriage and family life, including domestic violence/spousal abuse, child abuse, manipulation, and coercion. In this course, Learners will become aware of the causes of violence, the impact on victims of violence, and programmatic efforts to reduce violence. Learners will explore current research regarding violence and learn prevention and treatment strategies for use in both professional and personal settings. The course will also address the assessment and reporting of child and elder abuse.

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 the major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Discriminate the psychosocial, gender, culture and diversity aspects of violence
  • Illustrate treatment and prevention strategies of violent behavior
  • Formulate the legal and ethical aspects of violence, abuse and reporting mandates
  • Correlate research on the causality and intervention of violence
  • 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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