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 87539 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autistic Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Credits : 3

This course will look at the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD, autism, intellectual disabilities, and the other neurodevelopmental disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Co-occurring and co-morbid disorders will be addressed in context with psychological, physiological, sociocultural, environmental, familial, and genetic factors. While emphasis will be on children and adolescents, a lifespan approach will be considered.

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Elective Courses

PSY 87539 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autistic Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Credits : 3

This course will look at the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD, autism, intellectual disabilities, and the other neurodevelopmental disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Co-occurring and co-morbid disorders will be addressed in context with psychological, physiological, sociocultural, environmental, familial, and genetic factors. While emphasis will be on children and adolescents, a lifespan approach will be considered.

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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87539 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autistic Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Credits : 3

This course will look at the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD, autism, intellectual disabilities, and the other neurodevelopmental disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Co-occurring and co-morbid disorders will be addressed in context with psychological, physiological, sociocultural, environmental, familial, and genetic factors. While emphasis will be on children and adolescents, a lifespan approach will be considered.

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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87539 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autistic Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Credits : 3

This course will look at the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD, autism, intellectual disabilities, and the other neurodevelopmental disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Co-occurring and co-morbid disorders will be addressed in context with psychological, physiological, sociocultural, environmental, familial, and genetic factors. While emphasis will be on children and adolescents, a lifespan approach will be considered.

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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87539 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autistic Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Credits : 3

This course will look at the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD, autism, intellectual disabilities, and the other neurodevelopmental disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Co-occurring and co-morbid disorders will be addressed in context with psychological, physiological, sociocultural, environmental, familial, and genetic factors. While emphasis will be on children and adolescents, a lifespan approach will be considered.

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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87539 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autistic Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Credits : 3

This course will look at the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD, autism, intellectual disabilities, and the other neurodevelopmental disorders of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Co-occurring and co-morbid disorders will be addressed in context with psychological, physiological, sociocultural, environmental, familial, and genetic factors. While emphasis will be on children and adolescents, a lifespan approach will be considered.

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