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 87509 Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3

This course prepares Learners to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a family-systems approach that utilizes a depth of awareness model to change behavior. Learners explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of systems theory and therapy through the analysis of case material and case reports.

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast issues and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Assess processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Identify patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Analyze the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87509 Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3

This course prepares Learners to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a family-systems approach that utilizes a depth of awareness model to change behavior. Learners explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of systems theory and therapy through the analysis of case material and case reports.

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast issues and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Assess processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Identify patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Analyze the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87509 Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3

This course prepares Learners to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a family-systems approach that utilizes a depth of awareness model to change behavior. Learners explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of systems theory and therapy through the analysis of case material and case reports.

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast issues and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Assess processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Identify patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Analyze the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87509 Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3

This course prepares Learners to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a family-systems approach that utilizes a depth of awareness model to change behavior. Learners explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of systems theory and therapy through the analysis of case material and case reports.

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast issues and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Assess processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Identify patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Analyze the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87509 Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3

This course prepares Learners to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a family-systems approach that utilizes a depth of awareness model to change behavior. Learners explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of systems theory and therapy through the analysis of case material and case reports.

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast issues and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Assess processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Identify patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Analyze the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87509 Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3

This course prepares Learners to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a family-systems approach that utilizes a depth of awareness model to change behavior. Learners explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of systems theory and therapy through the analysis of case material and case reports.

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast issues and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Assess processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Identify patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Analyze the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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