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 87541 Psychology of Religion
The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics and ethical issues associated with spirituality and its integration into psychotherapy. The roles of culture and health are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. It reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual, and spirituality. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Learners will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Learners are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, 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
- Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
- Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
- Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
- Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
- Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
- 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