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 86700 Psychopharmacology

Credits : 2

This course provides an introduction to the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and biologic actions of psychopharmacalogical agents. The focus of study will explore concepts including the indications for prescribing the agents, the side effects which may occur, the effects of withdrawing therapy, and the clinical considerations for the therapist in referring the patient for medication evaluation.

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
  • Summarize the psychopharmacological interventions currently used for the major DSM classifications
  • Differentiate the medications and medical conditions which simulate psychiatric disorders
  • Discriminate issues of culture and diversity relevant to pharmacological treatment
  • Integrate research on pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders
  • 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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Additional Available Licensure Requirement

MFT 86700 Psychopharmacology

Credits : 2

This course provides an introduction to the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and biologic actions of psychopharmacalogical agents. The focus of study will explore concepts including the indications for prescribing the agents, the side effects which may occur, the effects of withdrawing therapy, and the clinical considerations for the therapist in referring the patient for medication evaluation.

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
  • Summarize the psychopharmacological interventions currently used for the major DSM classifications
  • Differentiate the medications and medical conditions which simulate psychiatric disorders
  • Discriminate issues of culture and diversity relevant to pharmacological treatment
  • Integrate research on pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders
  • 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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