Doctor of Psychology Courses

PsyD | Doctor of Psychology

CalSouthern Doctor of Psychology Courses

The following Doctor of Psychology courses comprise the PsyD program at CalSouthern. The PsyD program includes 36 credit hours of required core courses, and 15 credit hours of elective courses, in addition to a doctoral project and other requirements. Although the PsyD and PhD are both respected doctorates, they differ in that the PsyD is an applied degree, clinically focused, as opposed to the PhD, which is more focused on research and scholarly publication.

Core Course Requirements

PSY 87504 Ethical and Professional Issues

Credits : 3

This course will familiarize Learners with the essential concepts, theories, and applications relevant to ethical issues in psychology. Professional ethical issues will be examined in accordance with the most recent code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. Learners will heighten their awareness of ethical issues as they may arise in the practice of psychology and learn methods of developing coherent, defensible, reasoned strategies for dealing with such situations. All areas of psychology practice will be addressed, including psychotherapy, assessment, research, teaching, and consultation.

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
  • Integrate the major issues related to sound and professional practice in mental health
  • Assess and evaluate legal and ethical mandates in clinical arenas
  • Describe local laws regulating the practice of psychology
  • Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
  • Formulate ethical applications to cross cultural and diversity 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
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Elective Courses

PSY 87504 Ethical and Professional Issues

Credits : 3

This course will familiarize Learners with the essential concepts, theories, and applications relevant to ethical issues in psychology. Professional ethical issues will be examined in accordance with the most recent code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. Learners will heighten their awareness of ethical issues as they may arise in the practice of psychology and learn methods of developing coherent, defensible, reasoned strategies for dealing with such situations. All areas of psychology practice will be addressed, including psychotherapy, assessment, research, teaching, and consultation.

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
  • Integrate the major issues related to sound and professional practice in mental health
  • Assess and evaluate legal and ethical mandates in clinical arenas
  • Describe local laws regulating the practice of psychology
  • Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
  • Formulate ethical applications to cross cultural and diversity 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
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87504 Ethical and Professional Issues

Credits : 3

This course will familiarize Learners with the essential concepts, theories, and applications relevant to ethical issues in psychology. Professional ethical issues will be examined in accordance with the most recent code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. Learners will heighten their awareness of ethical issues as they may arise in the practice of psychology and learn methods of developing coherent, defensible, reasoned strategies for dealing with such situations. All areas of psychology practice will be addressed, including psychotherapy, assessment, research, teaching, and consultation.

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
  • Integrate the major issues related to sound and professional practice in mental health
  • Assess and evaluate legal and ethical mandates in clinical arenas
  • Describe local laws regulating the practice of psychology
  • Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
  • Formulate ethical applications to cross cultural and diversity 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
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87504 Ethical and Professional Issues

Credits : 3

This course will familiarize Learners with the essential concepts, theories, and applications relevant to ethical issues in psychology. Professional ethical issues will be examined in accordance with the most recent code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. Learners will heighten their awareness of ethical issues as they may arise in the practice of psychology and learn methods of developing coherent, defensible, reasoned strategies for dealing with such situations. All areas of psychology practice will be addressed, including psychotherapy, assessment, research, teaching, and consultation.

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
  • Integrate the major issues related to sound and professional practice in mental health
  • Assess and evaluate legal and ethical mandates in clinical arenas
  • Describe local laws regulating the practice of psychology
  • Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
  • Formulate ethical applications to cross cultural and diversity 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
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87504 Ethical and Professional Issues

Credits : 3

This course will familiarize Learners with the essential concepts, theories, and applications relevant to ethical issues in psychology. Professional ethical issues will be examined in accordance with the most recent code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. Learners will heighten their awareness of ethical issues as they may arise in the practice of psychology and learn methods of developing coherent, defensible, reasoned strategies for dealing with such situations. All areas of psychology practice will be addressed, including psychotherapy, assessment, research, teaching, and consultation.

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
  • Integrate the major issues related to sound and professional practice in mental health
  • Assess and evaluate legal and ethical mandates in clinical arenas
  • Describe local laws regulating the practice of psychology
  • Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
  • Formulate ethical applications to cross cultural and diversity 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
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87504 Ethical and Professional Issues

Credits : 3

This course will familiarize Learners with the essential concepts, theories, and applications relevant to ethical issues in psychology. Professional ethical issues will be examined in accordance with the most recent code of ethics of the American Psychological Association. Learners will heighten their awareness of ethical issues as they may arise in the practice of psychology and learn methods of developing coherent, defensible, reasoned strategies for dealing with such situations. All areas of psychology practice will be addressed, including psychotherapy, assessment, research, teaching, and consultation.

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
  • Integrate the major issues related to sound and professional practice in mental health
  • Assess and evaluate legal and ethical mandates in clinical arenas
  • Describe local laws regulating the practice of psychology
  • Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
  • Formulate ethical applications to cross cultural and diversity 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
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