Psychology Courses

Single Undergraduate Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.

Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as cognition and the brain, addiction, abnormal psychology, marriage and family therapy and business psychology.

Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and 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.

Undergraduate Courses

PSY 2301 Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of contemporary theories and techniques of counseling including constructivist, family, integrative, alternative and multicultural approaches. Emphasis is on understanding the counseling process, contrasting therapeutic approaches and conceptualizing psychological disorders within theoretical frameworks. Effective therapeutic practices with respect to research and issues of diversity are considered.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify legal and ethical issues of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Describe the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Classify the major psychological disorders
  • Construct theoretically based treatment plans
  • Illustrate an understanding of multicultural counseling
  • Apply evidence based research on models of counseling and psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of: 

· Theoretical orientations of counseling and psychotherapy. 
· Ethical and professional dilemmas. 
· Personal and professional burnout. 
· Values and conflicts. 
· Application of therapeutic techniques and procedures for the various theories. 
· Family Systems therapy. 


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