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

PSY 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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