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 36 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 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics and ethical issues associated with spirituality and its integration into psychotherapy. The roles of culture and health are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. It reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual, and spirituality. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Learners will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Learners are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process.

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 spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics and ethical issues associated with spirituality and its integration into psychotherapy. The roles of culture and health are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. It reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual, and spirituality. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Learners will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Learners are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process.

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 spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics and ethical issues associated with spirituality and its integration into psychotherapy. The roles of culture and health are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. It reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual, and spirituality. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Learners will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Learners are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process.

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 spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics and ethical issues associated with spirituality and its integration into psychotherapy. The roles of culture and health are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. It reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual, and spirituality. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Learners will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Learners are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process.

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 spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics and ethical issues associated with spirituality and its integration into psychotherapy. The roles of culture and health are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. It reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual, and spirituality. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Learners will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Learners are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process.

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 spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics and ethical issues associated with spirituality and its integration into psychotherapy. The roles of culture and health are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. It reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual, and spirituality. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Learners will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Learners are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process.

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 spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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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