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.
PSY 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral, and integrative models. It examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communicative, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and the assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives 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
- Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
- Propose research on evidence based interventions
- Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
- Consider issues of culture and human diversity
- Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
- 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