MA | Master of Arts in Psychology

Psychology master's courses in the Master of Arts in Psychology program

The following master's level courses comprise CalSouthern’s Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology degree program. In order to fulfill educational requirements for licensure at the master’s level in California – MFT and/or LPCC – all required courses must be completed. Elective options are not available for this program. For licensure requirements in other states, please contact your applicable state board.

Required Core Courses

MFT 86510 Child & Adolescent Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the application of counseling principles and a variety of counseling methods related to the treatment of children and adolescents. Learners will explore the theories and psychology unique to children and adolescents, as well as disorders that manifest differently in children and adolescents than in adults. Application of evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents will be studied. Legal, ethical, and cultural implications of diagnosis and treatment will also be considered.

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 theories of normal and abnormal development
  • Describe child and adolescent psychopathology
  • Formulate treatment plans using evidence based interventions
  • Discriminate legal/ethical issues and cultural diversity
  • Integrate research on child and adolescent psychotherapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology

Take the first step - Call 800.477.2254