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 87707 The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with an exploration of the interrelatedness of mind and body to healing and health. Mind-body theories promote resiliency practices through lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment. The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and wellness, and the way we prevent illness and treat disease. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Learners will be encouraged to develop a personal model of mental health care and to understand complementary methods for self and client, 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
  • Summarize the interplay between the brain and the immune system
  • Integrate current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assess the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Correlate mind-body foundations to wellness
  • 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 87707 The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with an exploration of the interrelatedness of mind and body to healing and health. Mind-body theories promote resiliency practices through lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment. The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and wellness, and the way we prevent illness and treat disease. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Learners will be encouraged to develop a personal model of mental health care and to understand complementary methods for self and client, 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
  • Summarize the interplay between the brain and the immune system
  • Integrate current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assess the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Correlate mind-body foundations to wellness
  • 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 87707 The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with an exploration of the interrelatedness of mind and body to healing and health. Mind-body theories promote resiliency practices through lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment. The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and wellness, and the way we prevent illness and treat disease. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Learners will be encouraged to develop a personal model of mental health care and to understand complementary methods for self and client, 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
  • Summarize the interplay between the brain and the immune system
  • Integrate current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assess the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Correlate mind-body foundations to wellness
  • 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 87707 The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with an exploration of the interrelatedness of mind and body to healing and health. Mind-body theories promote resiliency practices through lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment. The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and wellness, and the way we prevent illness and treat disease. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Learners will be encouraged to develop a personal model of mental health care and to understand complementary methods for self and client, 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
  • Summarize the interplay between the brain and the immune system
  • Integrate current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assess the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Correlate mind-body foundations to wellness
  • 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 87707 The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with an exploration of the interrelatedness of mind and body to healing and health. Mind-body theories promote resiliency practices through lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment. The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and wellness, and the way we prevent illness and treat disease. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Learners will be encouraged to develop a personal model of mental health care and to understand complementary methods for self and client, 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
  • Summarize the interplay between the brain and the immune system
  • Integrate current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assess the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Correlate mind-body foundations to wellness
  • 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 87707 The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

This course provides the Learner with an exploration of the interrelatedness of mind and body to healing and health. Mind-body theories promote resiliency practices through lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment. The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and wellness, and the way we prevent illness and treat disease. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Learners will be encouraged to develop a personal model of mental health care and to understand complementary methods for self and client, 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
  • Summarize the interplay between the brain and the immune system
  • Integrate current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assess the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Correlate mind-body foundations to wellness
  • 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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