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 86513.1 Assessment Techniques in Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of psychological tests and assessment procedures utilized in a therapeutic context. Focus is on basic psychometric properties of tests, methods of gathering and interpreting data, and the development and use of assessment tools. Emphasis is placed on how to choose, administer and interpret individual and group tests within a culturally-appropriate framework. 

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
  • Interpret and devise psychosocial assessments
  • Discriminate the ethical and cultural issues involved in testing
  • Analyze and evaluate intelligence tests
  • Analyze and evaluate projective tests
  • Formulate a mental status exam
  • 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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