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 87709 Foundations of Humanistic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an examination of the origins, history, theories, and methods of humanistic psychology. Influenced by humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology, humanistic psychology is fundamentally interested in human capacities and potentials. The course examines the impact of humanistic psychology on the field of psychology and popular culture, and explores its contributions to psychotherapy. Learners will review humanistic approaches in clinical settings, humanistic research, and how humanistic psychology has influenced and been influenced by various postmodern approaches. Learners will be able to determine various approaches in humanistic psychotherapy and will gain a solid understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of humanistic psychology.

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
  • Compare and contrast the history and current philosophical foundations of humanistic therapies
  • Consider emergent trends and contemporary themes in humanistic psychology
  • Report evidence based research on humanistic psychology in current clinical practice
  • Correlate existential issues and therapeutic interventions
  • Discriminate professional competence in humanistic methodologies
  • Formulate humanistic psychology as a multicultural model
  • 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 87709 Foundations of Humanistic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an examination of the origins, history, theories, and methods of humanistic psychology. Influenced by humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology, humanistic psychology is fundamentally interested in human capacities and potentials. The course examines the impact of humanistic psychology on the field of psychology and popular culture, and explores its contributions to psychotherapy. Learners will review humanistic approaches in clinical settings, humanistic research, and how humanistic psychology has influenced and been influenced by various postmodern approaches. Learners will be able to determine various approaches in humanistic psychotherapy and will gain a solid understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of humanistic psychology.

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
  • Compare and contrast the history and current philosophical foundations of humanistic therapies
  • Consider emergent trends and contemporary themes in humanistic psychology
  • Report evidence based research on humanistic psychology in current clinical practice
  • Correlate existential issues and therapeutic interventions
  • Discriminate professional competence in humanistic methodologies
  • Formulate humanistic psychology as a multicultural model
  • 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 87709 Foundations of Humanistic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an examination of the origins, history, theories, and methods of humanistic psychology. Influenced by humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology, humanistic psychology is fundamentally interested in human capacities and potentials. The course examines the impact of humanistic psychology on the field of psychology and popular culture, and explores its contributions to psychotherapy. Learners will review humanistic approaches in clinical settings, humanistic research, and how humanistic psychology has influenced and been influenced by various postmodern approaches. Learners will be able to determine various approaches in humanistic psychotherapy and will gain a solid understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of humanistic psychology.

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
  • Compare and contrast the history and current philosophical foundations of humanistic therapies
  • Consider emergent trends and contemporary themes in humanistic psychology
  • Report evidence based research on humanistic psychology in current clinical practice
  • Correlate existential issues and therapeutic interventions
  • Discriminate professional competence in humanistic methodologies
  • Formulate humanistic psychology as a multicultural model
  • 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 87709 Foundations of Humanistic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an examination of the origins, history, theories, and methods of humanistic psychology. Influenced by humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology, humanistic psychology is fundamentally interested in human capacities and potentials. The course examines the impact of humanistic psychology on the field of psychology and popular culture, and explores its contributions to psychotherapy. Learners will review humanistic approaches in clinical settings, humanistic research, and how humanistic psychology has influenced and been influenced by various postmodern approaches. Learners will be able to determine various approaches in humanistic psychotherapy and will gain a solid understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of humanistic psychology.

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
  • Compare and contrast the history and current philosophical foundations of humanistic therapies
  • Consider emergent trends and contemporary themes in humanistic psychology
  • Report evidence based research on humanistic psychology in current clinical practice
  • Correlate existential issues and therapeutic interventions
  • Discriminate professional competence in humanistic methodologies
  • Formulate humanistic psychology as a multicultural model
  • 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 87709 Foundations of Humanistic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an examination of the origins, history, theories, and methods of humanistic psychology. Influenced by humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology, humanistic psychology is fundamentally interested in human capacities and potentials. The course examines the impact of humanistic psychology on the field of psychology and popular culture, and explores its contributions to psychotherapy. Learners will review humanistic approaches in clinical settings, humanistic research, and how humanistic psychology has influenced and been influenced by various postmodern approaches. Learners will be able to determine various approaches in humanistic psychotherapy and will gain a solid understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of humanistic psychology.

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
  • Compare and contrast the history and current philosophical foundations of humanistic therapies
  • Consider emergent trends and contemporary themes in humanistic psychology
  • Report evidence based research on humanistic psychology in current clinical practice
  • Correlate existential issues and therapeutic interventions
  • Discriminate professional competence in humanistic methodologies
  • Formulate humanistic psychology as a multicultural model
  • 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 87709 Foundations of Humanistic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course provides an examination of the origins, history, theories, and methods of humanistic psychology. Influenced by humanism, existentialism, and phenomenology, humanistic psychology is fundamentally interested in human capacities and potentials. The course examines the impact of humanistic psychology on the field of psychology and popular culture, and explores its contributions to psychotherapy. Learners will review humanistic approaches in clinical settings, humanistic research, and how humanistic psychology has influenced and been influenced by various postmodern approaches. Learners will be able to determine various approaches in humanistic psychotherapy and will gain a solid understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of humanistic psychology.

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
  • Compare and contrast the history and current philosophical foundations of humanistic therapies
  • Consider emergent trends and contemporary themes in humanistic psychology
  • Report evidence based research on humanistic psychology in current clinical practice
  • Correlate existential issues and therapeutic interventions
  • Discriminate professional competence in humanistic methodologies
  • Formulate humanistic psychology as a multicultural model
  • 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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