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 2404 Crisis Intervention

Credits : 3
This course covers the assessment, prevention, and intervention processes in crisis situations including suicide, homicide, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child sexual assault, bereavement/grief. substance abuse, natural disasters, terrorism and school shootings. A comprehensive crisis task model is explored with regard to crucial information, clinical considerations, and practical experiences. Culture and diversity issues such as mental health issues encountered by military during deployment and treatment of military dependents are addressed. Emphasis is on promoting counselor safety, self-care and wellness.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Summarize the role of the professional counselor dealing with crisis
  • Analyze various models of crisis intervention
  • Define how to manage crisis situations for a multitude of client challenges
  • Create a directory of referral sources in the community
  • Explore the legal, ethical and multicultural issues as they relate to crisis interviewing
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Basic attending skills. 
· Various crisis situations. 
· Interventions dealing with clients in crisis. 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders. 
· Maladaptive responses to stress and crisis and client's coping strategies. 
· ABC model for crisis intervention. 
· Community resources and readings for clients and therapists. 


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