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 86504.1 Ethical and Legal Issues in Therapy

Credits : 3
This course familiarizes the Learner with the areas of law and ethics central to the professional counselor and family therapist. Fundamental laws and principles are examined. The Learner is given an opportunity to engage in the process of ethical decision making. The complex interplay between legal and ethical codes, cultural diversity issues, and the counselor’s values are explored. 

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
  • Distinguish the major issues related to sound and professional practice
  • Integrate the ethical principles of marriage and family therapists and licensed professional clinical counselors
  • Illustrate California and other state laws regulating the license to practice as an MFT and LPCC
  • Formulate cultural issues and research findings relevant to ethical clinical practice
  • Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
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