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 87703 Psychological Assessment II

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of projective measures of assessment, and their integration with other psychological tests. Learners will learn how to administer, score and interpret the Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-II), the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and the House-Tree-Person test. Learners will interpret a WAIS-IV protocol. Learners will also interview and test a volunteer client. Throughout this class, Learners will build a test report, adding to it and revising it in response to feedback from the mentor.

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 intelligence tests
  • Analyze objective tests
  • Create a comprehensive psychological assessment report
  • Analyze projective psychological tests
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into comprehensive test reports
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87703 Psychological Assessment II

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of projective measures of assessment, and their integration with other psychological tests. Learners will learn how to administer, score and interpret the Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-II), the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and the House-Tree-Person test. Learners will interpret a WAIS-IV protocol. Learners will also interview and test a volunteer client. Throughout this class, Learners will build a test report, adding to it and revising it in response to feedback from the mentor.

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 intelligence tests
  • Analyze objective tests
  • Create a comprehensive psychological assessment report
  • Analyze projective psychological tests
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into comprehensive test reports
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87703 Psychological Assessment II

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of projective measures of assessment, and their integration with other psychological tests. Learners will learn how to administer, score and interpret the Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-II), the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and the House-Tree-Person test. Learners will interpret a WAIS-IV protocol. Learners will also interview and test a volunteer client. Throughout this class, Learners will build a test report, adding to it and revising it in response to feedback from the mentor.

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 intelligence tests
  • Analyze objective tests
  • Create a comprehensive psychological assessment report
  • Analyze projective psychological tests
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into comprehensive test reports
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87703 Psychological Assessment II

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of projective measures of assessment, and their integration with other psychological tests. Learners will learn how to administer, score and interpret the Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-II), the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and the House-Tree-Person test. Learners will interpret a WAIS-IV protocol. Learners will also interview and test a volunteer client. Throughout this class, Learners will build a test report, adding to it and revising it in response to feedback from the mentor.

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 intelligence tests
  • Analyze objective tests
  • Create a comprehensive psychological assessment report
  • Analyze projective psychological tests
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into comprehensive test reports
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87703 Psychological Assessment II

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of projective measures of assessment, and their integration with other psychological tests. Learners will learn how to administer, score and interpret the Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-II), the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and the House-Tree-Person test. Learners will interpret a WAIS-IV protocol. Learners will also interview and test a volunteer client. Throughout this class, Learners will build a test report, adding to it and revising it in response to feedback from the mentor.

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 intelligence tests
  • Analyze objective tests
  • Create a comprehensive psychological assessment report
  • Analyze projective psychological tests
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into comprehensive test reports
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87703 Psychological Assessment II

Credits : 3

This course introduces the use of projective measures of assessment, and their integration with other psychological tests. Learners will learn how to administer, score and interpret the Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-II), the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and the House-Tree-Person test. Learners will interpret a WAIS-IV protocol. Learners will also interview and test a volunteer client. Throughout this class, Learners will build a test report, adding to it and revising it in response to feedback from the mentor.

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 intelligence tests
  • Analyze objective tests
  • Create a comprehensive psychological assessment report
  • Analyze projective psychological tests
  • Synthesize psychological test information, behavioral observations, and psychosocial history into comprehensive test reports
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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