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 86509.1 Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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