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 89998B Doctoral Project IV

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89998A. It is the fourth of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on completing the results section (chapter 4) and the discussion of findings (chapter 5) for the research study. Emphasis is given to clearly reporting research results, truthfulness and integrity with unbiased reporting of results, and creating a relevant, creative discussion of findings, including recommendations for future research. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Critically evaluate and collect research data
  • Create a logical and comprehensive presentation of results
  • Scholarly discussion of findings
  • Recommendations for practice linked to findings
  • Recommendations for research associated with current study
  • Incorporates feedback and recommendations from Mentor
  • Draft Professional Scholarly Appearance
  • Draft Formatted Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and APA
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Elective Courses

PSY 89998B Doctoral Project IV

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89998A. It is the fourth of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on completing the results section (chapter 4) and the discussion of findings (chapter 5) for the research study. Emphasis is given to clearly reporting research results, truthfulness and integrity with unbiased reporting of results, and creating a relevant, creative discussion of findings, including recommendations for future research. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Critically evaluate and collect research data
  • Create a logical and comprehensive presentation of results
  • Scholarly discussion of findings
  • Recommendations for practice linked to findings
  • Recommendations for research associated with current study
  • Incorporates feedback and recommendations from Mentor
  • Draft Professional Scholarly Appearance
  • Draft Formatted Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and APA
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 89998B Doctoral Project IV

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89998A. It is the fourth of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on completing the results section (chapter 4) and the discussion of findings (chapter 5) for the research study. Emphasis is given to clearly reporting research results, truthfulness and integrity with unbiased reporting of results, and creating a relevant, creative discussion of findings, including recommendations for future research. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Critically evaluate and collect research data
  • Create a logical and comprehensive presentation of results
  • Scholarly discussion of findings
  • Recommendations for practice linked to findings
  • Recommendations for research associated with current study
  • Incorporates feedback and recommendations from Mentor
  • Draft Professional Scholarly Appearance
  • Draft Formatted Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and APA
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Practicum (Optional)

PSY 89998B Doctoral Project IV

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89998A. It is the fourth of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on completing the results section (chapter 4) and the discussion of findings (chapter 5) for the research study. Emphasis is given to clearly reporting research results, truthfulness and integrity with unbiased reporting of results, and creating a relevant, creative discussion of findings, including recommendations for future research. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Critically evaluate and collect research data
  • Create a logical and comprehensive presentation of results
  • Scholarly discussion of findings
  • Recommendations for practice linked to findings
  • Recommendations for research associated with current study
  • Incorporates feedback and recommendations from Mentor
  • Draft Professional Scholarly Appearance
  • Draft Formatted Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and APA
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 89998B Doctoral Project IV

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89998A. It is the fourth of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on completing the results section (chapter 4) and the discussion of findings (chapter 5) for the research study. Emphasis is given to clearly reporting research results, truthfulness and integrity with unbiased reporting of results, and creating a relevant, creative discussion of findings, including recommendations for future research. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Critically evaluate and collect research data
  • Create a logical and comprehensive presentation of results
  • Scholarly discussion of findings
  • Recommendations for practice linked to findings
  • Recommendations for research associated with current study
  • Incorporates feedback and recommendations from Mentor
  • Draft Professional Scholarly Appearance
  • Draft Formatted Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and APA
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 89998B Doctoral Project IV

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89998A. It is the fourth of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on completing the results section (chapter 4) and the discussion of findings (chapter 5) for the research study. Emphasis is given to clearly reporting research results, truthfulness and integrity with unbiased reporting of results, and creating a relevant, creative discussion of findings, including recommendations for future research. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Critically evaluate and collect research data
  • Create a logical and comprehensive presentation of results
  • Scholarly discussion of findings
  • Recommendations for practice linked to findings
  • Recommendations for research associated with current study
  • Incorporates feedback and recommendations from Mentor
  • Draft Professional Scholarly Appearance
  • Draft Formatted Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and APA
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