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 87547.1 Career Counseling

Credits : 3

This course provides Learners with an understanding of career development and career counseling. Theories of career development, sources of occupational information, and methods of career counseling are explored. Consideration is given to ethical and legal issues, culture, diversity, special populations, and contemporary trends. Learners are given the opportunity to develop an individual curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and career counseling position statement in preparation for practicum placement interviews.

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 the major theories of career development
  • Synthesize information about the structure of occupations as well as individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues
  • Analyze the major sources of career and educational information available through the Internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials
  • Evaluate the administration and interpretation of printed and computer-based assessments of career interest, beliefs, and values
  • Integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87547.1 Career Counseling

Credits : 3

This course provides Learners with an understanding of career development and career counseling. Theories of career development, sources of occupational information, and methods of career counseling are explored. Consideration is given to ethical and legal issues, culture, diversity, special populations, and contemporary trends. Learners are given the opportunity to develop an individual curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and career counseling position statement in preparation for practicum placement interviews.

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 the major theories of career development
  • Synthesize information about the structure of occupations as well as individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues
  • Analyze the major sources of career and educational information available through the Internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials
  • Evaluate the administration and interpretation of printed and computer-based assessments of career interest, beliefs, and values
  • Integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87547.1 Career Counseling

Credits : 3

This course provides Learners with an understanding of career development and career counseling. Theories of career development, sources of occupational information, and methods of career counseling are explored. Consideration is given to ethical and legal issues, culture, diversity, special populations, and contemporary trends. Learners are given the opportunity to develop an individual curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and career counseling position statement in preparation for practicum placement interviews.

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 the major theories of career development
  • Synthesize information about the structure of occupations as well as individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues
  • Analyze the major sources of career and educational information available through the Internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials
  • Evaluate the administration and interpretation of printed and computer-based assessments of career interest, beliefs, and values
  • Integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87547.1 Career Counseling

Credits : 3

This course provides Learners with an understanding of career development and career counseling. Theories of career development, sources of occupational information, and methods of career counseling are explored. Consideration is given to ethical and legal issues, culture, diversity, special populations, and contemporary trends. Learners are given the opportunity to develop an individual curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and career counseling position statement in preparation for practicum placement interviews.

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 the major theories of career development
  • Synthesize information about the structure of occupations as well as individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues
  • Analyze the major sources of career and educational information available through the Internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials
  • Evaluate the administration and interpretation of printed and computer-based assessments of career interest, beliefs, and values
  • Integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87547.1 Career Counseling

Credits : 3

This course provides Learners with an understanding of career development and career counseling. Theories of career development, sources of occupational information, and methods of career counseling are explored. Consideration is given to ethical and legal issues, culture, diversity, special populations, and contemporary trends. Learners are given the opportunity to develop an individual curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and career counseling position statement in preparation for practicum placement interviews.

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 the major theories of career development
  • Synthesize information about the structure of occupations as well as individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues
  • Analyze the major sources of career and educational information available through the Internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials
  • Evaluate the administration and interpretation of printed and computer-based assessments of career interest, beliefs, and values
  • Integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87547.1 Career Counseling

Credits : 3

This course provides Learners with an understanding of career development and career counseling. Theories of career development, sources of occupational information, and methods of career counseling are explored. Consideration is given to ethical and legal issues, culture, diversity, special populations, and contemporary trends. Learners are given the opportunity to develop an individual curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, and career counseling position statement in preparation for practicum placement interviews.

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 the major theories of career development
  • Synthesize information about the structure of occupations as well as individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues
  • Analyze the major sources of career and educational information available through the Internet, computer-based guidance systems, and printed materials
  • Evaluate the administration and interpretation of printed and computer-based assessments of career interest, beliefs, and values
  • Integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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