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 86510.1 Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting

Credits : 1

This course examines child abuse assessment, as well as current reporting laws and responsibilities. The focus of study will examine the history of child maltreatment and explore services offered for abused and neglected children. Other concepts to be explored include dependence, discipline, child labor, sexual exploitation, and treatment interventions. Aspects of elder abuse will also be studied.

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
  • Illustrate an understanding of the California child abuse reporting laws
  • Evaluate the elder abuse reporting laws
  • Formulate case conceptualization of reporting laws
  • Discriminate cultural factors and abuse
  • Integrate current research on abuse and neglect
  • 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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