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 87507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 3

This course provides a foundation in human sexuality, focusing on the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this course introduces concepts which support the philosophy that human sexual behavior is an interaction of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural processes.

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
  • 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
  • Analyze psychosocial orientations to the study of human sexuality
  • Assess sexuality through the life span including response cycles, gender roles, sexual orientations, contraception, abortion, adoption, childbirth, and atypical sexual behaviors
  • Appraise the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and analyze the effectiveness of prevention methods
  • Analyze and evaluate the importance of trends and research in the field of sexuality then synthesize the information
  • Analyze and evaluate theoretical approaches to various relationships which include sexual difficulties, the components of love, attraction, intimacy, or sexual victimization
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Elective Courses

PSY 87507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 3

This course provides a foundation in human sexuality, focusing on the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this course introduces concepts which support the philosophy that human sexual behavior is an interaction of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural processes.

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
  • 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
  • Analyze psychosocial orientations to the study of human sexuality
  • Assess sexuality through the life span including response cycles, gender roles, sexual orientations, contraception, abortion, adoption, childbirth, and atypical sexual behaviors
  • Appraise the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and analyze the effectiveness of prevention methods
  • Analyze and evaluate the importance of trends and research in the field of sexuality then synthesize the information
  • Analyze and evaluate theoretical approaches to various relationships which include sexual difficulties, the components of love, attraction, intimacy, or sexual victimization
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 3

This course provides a foundation in human sexuality, focusing on the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this course introduces concepts which support the philosophy that human sexual behavior is an interaction of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural processes.

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
  • 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
  • Analyze psychosocial orientations to the study of human sexuality
  • Assess sexuality through the life span including response cycles, gender roles, sexual orientations, contraception, abortion, adoption, childbirth, and atypical sexual behaviors
  • Appraise the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and analyze the effectiveness of prevention methods
  • Analyze and evaluate the importance of trends and research in the field of sexuality then synthesize the information
  • Analyze and evaluate theoretical approaches to various relationships which include sexual difficulties, the components of love, attraction, intimacy, or sexual victimization
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 3

This course provides a foundation in human sexuality, focusing on the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this course introduces concepts which support the philosophy that human sexual behavior is an interaction of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural processes.

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
  • 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
  • Analyze psychosocial orientations to the study of human sexuality
  • Assess sexuality through the life span including response cycles, gender roles, sexual orientations, contraception, abortion, adoption, childbirth, and atypical sexual behaviors
  • Appraise the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and analyze the effectiveness of prevention methods
  • Analyze and evaluate the importance of trends and research in the field of sexuality then synthesize the information
  • Analyze and evaluate theoretical approaches to various relationships which include sexual difficulties, the components of love, attraction, intimacy, or sexual victimization
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 3

This course provides a foundation in human sexuality, focusing on the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this course introduces concepts which support the philosophy that human sexual behavior is an interaction of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural processes.

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
  • 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
  • Analyze psychosocial orientations to the study of human sexuality
  • Assess sexuality through the life span including response cycles, gender roles, sexual orientations, contraception, abortion, adoption, childbirth, and atypical sexual behaviors
  • Appraise the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and analyze the effectiveness of prevention methods
  • Analyze and evaluate the importance of trends and research in the field of sexuality then synthesize the information
  • Analyze and evaluate theoretical approaches to various relationships which include sexual difficulties, the components of love, attraction, intimacy, or sexual victimization
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87507 Human Sexuality

Credits : 3

This course provides a foundation in human sexuality, focusing on the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual identity, sexual behavior, and sexual disorders. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this course introduces concepts which support the philosophy that human sexual behavior is an interaction of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural processes.

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
  • 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
  • Analyze psychosocial orientations to the study of human sexuality
  • Assess sexuality through the life span including response cycles, gender roles, sexual orientations, contraception, abortion, adoption, childbirth, and atypical sexual behaviors
  • Appraise the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and analyze the effectiveness of prevention methods
  • Analyze and evaluate the importance of trends and research in the field of sexuality then synthesize the information
  • Analyze and evaluate theoretical approaches to various relationships which include sexual difficulties, the components of love, attraction, intimacy, or sexual victimization
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