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 87708 The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection provides a further exploration into the interrelatedness of mind and body, healing, and health. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Students 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 basic building blocks of the brain
  • Analyze current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assesse the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Apply mind-body foundations to therapy
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87708 The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection provides a further exploration into the interrelatedness of mind and body, healing, and health. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Students 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 basic building blocks of the brain
  • Analyze current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assesse the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Apply mind-body foundations to therapy
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87708 The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection provides a further exploration into the interrelatedness of mind and body, healing, and health. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Students 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 basic building blocks of the brain
  • Analyze current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assesse the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Apply mind-body foundations to therapy
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 87708 The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection provides a further exploration into the interrelatedness of mind and body, healing, and health. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Students 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 basic building blocks of the brain
  • Analyze current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assesse the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Apply mind-body foundations to therapy
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87708 The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection provides a further exploration into the interrelatedness of mind and body, healing, and health. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Students 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 basic building blocks of the brain
  • Analyze current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assesse the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Apply mind-body foundations to therapy
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87708 The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection

Credits : 3

The Psychology of the Mind II: Mind-Body Connection provides a further exploration into the interrelatedness of mind and body, healing, and health. The course examines scientific advances in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and consciousness, and their impact on mind-body healing. Students 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 basic building blocks of the brain
  • Analyze current research on mind-body methods as adjuncts to psychotherapy
  • Assesse the relationship of thoughts and emotions to physiological states
  • Synthesize brain integration, empathy and compassion in the therapeutic relationship
  • Apply mind-body foundations to therapy
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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