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 87538 Advanced Psychology of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ substance-related disorders (drugs, alcohol), addictive behavioral disorders (gambling, sex, internet), eating disorders, and co-occurring clinical and personality disorders. The biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, as well as cultural and legal-ethical issues, are highlighted. Previous coursework in graduate-level addiction studies and abnormal psychology is strongly recommended.

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
  • Examine the diagnosis of substance use, eating disorders and behavioral addictions
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of co-occurring and co-morbid disorders
  • Distinguish legal and ethical issues and cultural diversity to diagnosis and treatment
  • Formulate treatment plans using evidence based practice
  • Analyze and apply current research in addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • 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 87538 Advanced Psychology of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ substance-related disorders (drugs, alcohol), addictive behavioral disorders (gambling, sex, internet), eating disorders, and co-occurring clinical and personality disorders. The biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, as well as cultural and legal-ethical issues, are highlighted. Previous coursework in graduate-level addiction studies and abnormal psychology is strongly recommended.

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
  • Examine the diagnosis of substance use, eating disorders and behavioral addictions
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of co-occurring and co-morbid disorders
  • Distinguish legal and ethical issues and cultural diversity to diagnosis and treatment
  • Formulate treatment plans using evidence based practice
  • Analyze and apply current research in addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • 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 87538 Advanced Psychology of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ substance-related disorders (drugs, alcohol), addictive behavioral disorders (gambling, sex, internet), eating disorders, and co-occurring clinical and personality disorders. The biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, as well as cultural and legal-ethical issues, are highlighted. Previous coursework in graduate-level addiction studies and abnormal psychology is strongly recommended.

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
  • Examine the diagnosis of substance use, eating disorders and behavioral addictions
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of co-occurring and co-morbid disorders
  • Distinguish legal and ethical issues and cultural diversity to diagnosis and treatment
  • Formulate treatment plans using evidence based practice
  • Analyze and apply current research in addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • 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 87538 Advanced Psychology of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ substance-related disorders (drugs, alcohol), addictive behavioral disorders (gambling, sex, internet), eating disorders, and co-occurring clinical and personality disorders. The biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, as well as cultural and legal-ethical issues, are highlighted. Previous coursework in graduate-level addiction studies and abnormal psychology is strongly recommended.

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
  • Examine the diagnosis of substance use, eating disorders and behavioral addictions
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of co-occurring and co-morbid disorders
  • Distinguish legal and ethical issues and cultural diversity to diagnosis and treatment
  • Formulate treatment plans using evidence based practice
  • Analyze and apply current research in addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • 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 87538 Advanced Psychology of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ substance-related disorders (drugs, alcohol), addictive behavioral disorders (gambling, sex, internet), eating disorders, and co-occurring clinical and personality disorders. The biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, as well as cultural and legal-ethical issues, are highlighted. Previous coursework in graduate-level addiction studies and abnormal psychology is strongly recommended.

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
  • Examine the diagnosis of substance use, eating disorders and behavioral addictions
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of co-occurring and co-morbid disorders
  • Distinguish legal and ethical issues and cultural diversity to diagnosis and treatment
  • Formulate treatment plans using evidence based practice
  • Analyze and apply current research in addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • 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 87538 Advanced Psychology of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ substance-related disorders (drugs, alcohol), addictive behavioral disorders (gambling, sex, internet), eating disorders, and co-occurring clinical and personality disorders. The biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction, as well as cultural and legal-ethical issues, are highlighted. Previous coursework in graduate-level addiction studies and abnormal psychology is strongly recommended.

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
  • Examine the diagnosis of substance use, eating disorders and behavioral addictions
  • Integrate the assessment and treatment of co-occurring and co-morbid disorders
  • Distinguish legal and ethical issues and cultural diversity to diagnosis and treatment
  • Formulate treatment plans using evidence based practice
  • Analyze and apply current research in addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • 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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