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 30 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 87506 Advanced Psychopathology

Credits : 3

This course provides an advanced and integrated study of psychopathology, emphasizing the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The course focuses on the assessment of differential diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of mental illness from psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic-existential, biological, and sociocultural perspectives. Culture and human diversity as well as legal and ethical factors will 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
  • Analyze the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology
  • Integrate the major diagnostic categories of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues
  • Formulate the impact of culture and human diversity issues
  • Combine current research to the theory, treatment and prevention of mental illness
  • 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
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Elective Courses

PSY 87506 Advanced Psychopathology

Credits : 3

This course provides an advanced and integrated study of psychopathology, emphasizing the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The course focuses on the assessment of differential diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of mental illness from psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic-existential, biological, and sociocultural perspectives. Culture and human diversity as well as legal and ethical factors will 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
  • Analyze the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology
  • Integrate the major diagnostic categories of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues
  • Formulate the impact of culture and human diversity issues
  • Combine current research to the theory, treatment and prevention of mental illness
  • 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
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87506 Advanced Psychopathology

Credits : 3

This course provides an advanced and integrated study of psychopathology, emphasizing the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The course focuses on the assessment of differential diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of mental illness from psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic-existential, biological, and sociocultural perspectives. Culture and human diversity as well as legal and ethical factors will 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
  • Analyze the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology
  • Integrate the major diagnostic categories of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues
  • Formulate the impact of culture and human diversity issues
  • Combine current research to the theory, treatment and prevention of mental illness
  • 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
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87506 Advanced Psychopathology

Credits : 3

This course provides an advanced and integrated study of psychopathology, emphasizing the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The course focuses on the assessment of differential diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of mental illness from psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic-existential, biological, and sociocultural perspectives. Culture and human diversity as well as legal and ethical factors will 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
  • Analyze the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology
  • Integrate the major diagnostic categories of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues
  • Formulate the impact of culture and human diversity issues
  • Combine current research to the theory, treatment and prevention of mental illness
  • 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
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87506 Advanced Psychopathology

Credits : 3

This course provides an advanced and integrated study of psychopathology, emphasizing the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The course focuses on the assessment of differential diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of mental illness from psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic-existential, biological, and sociocultural perspectives. Culture and human diversity as well as legal and ethical factors will 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
  • Analyze the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology
  • Integrate the major diagnostic categories of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues
  • Formulate the impact of culture and human diversity issues
  • Combine current research to the theory, treatment and prevention of mental illness
  • 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
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87506 Advanced Psychopathology

Credits : 3

This course provides an advanced and integrated study of psychopathology, emphasizing the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The course focuses on the assessment of differential diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of mental illness from psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic-existential, biological, and sociocultural perspectives. Culture and human diversity as well as legal and ethical factors will 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
  • Analyze the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology
  • Integrate the major diagnostic categories of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues
  • Formulate the impact of culture and human diversity issues
  • Combine current research to the theory, treatment and prevention of mental illness
  • 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
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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