Psychology Courses

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, 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 86700A Psychopharmacology

Credits : 3

This course covers commonly prescribed psychotropic medications in the field of professional counseling and family therapy. Pharmacological classifications, indications, contraindications, and side effects are addressed in the treatment of adults and children with mental disorders. Focus is on an interdisciplinary approach including referral, coordination of care, and collaboration with medical professionals. Cultural diversity issues and the legal/ethical aspects of pharmacotherapy are 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
  • Summarize the psychopharmacological interventions currently used for the major DSM classifications
  • Differentiate the medications and medical conditions which simulate psychiatric disorders
  • Discriminate issues of culture and diversity relevant to pharmacological treatment
  • Integrate research on pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate, and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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