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 86528 Psychology of Violence

Credits : 2

This course focuses on the effects of violent behavior in marriage and family life, including domestic violence/spousal abuse, child abuse, manipulation, and coercion. In this course, Learners will become aware of the causes of violence, the impact on victims of violence, and programmatic efforts to reduce violence. Learners will explore current research regarding violence and learn prevention and treatment strategies for use in both professional and personal settings. The course will also address the assessment and reporting of child and elder abuse.

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 major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Discriminate the psychosocial, gender, culture and diversity aspects of violence
  • Illustrate treatment and prevention strategies of violent behavior
  • Formulate the legal and ethical aspects of violence, abuse and reporting mandates
  • Correlate research on the causality and intervention of violence
  • 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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