MS | Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology Courses

Below, please find the psychology degree courses in CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Psychology program. By taking five three-credit psychology degree courses in one of five different subject areas, you can earn your MS with an emphasis on chemical dependence and compulsive disorders, sports psychology, organizational psychology, pastoral counseling, or general psychology.

Required Core Courses

PSY 86502 Counseling Theories and Strategies

Credits : 3

This course explores the major psychotherapeutic models and theories in current use. The focus is on the application of techniques to a variety of clinical situations to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individuals, and couple and family relationships. Emphasis is given to the development of those personal qualities that are intimately related to effective counseling, such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.


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 between the major theories of psychotherapy
  • Critique and apply the intervention models of major theoretical figures
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis
  • Integrate legal-ethical and cultural tenets of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Compile research on the current evidence based methods of psychotherapy
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Thesis

PSY 86502 Counseling Theories and Strategies

Credits : 3

This course explores the major psychotherapeutic models and theories in current use. The focus is on the application of techniques to a variety of clinical situations to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individuals, and couple and family relationships. Emphasis is given to the development of those personal qualities that are intimately related to effective counseling, such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.


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 between the major theories of psychotherapy
  • Critique and apply the intervention models of major theoretical figures
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis
  • Integrate legal-ethical and cultural tenets of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Compile research on the current evidence based methods of psychotherapy
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86502 Counseling Theories and Strategies

Credits : 3

This course explores the major psychotherapeutic models and theories in current use. The focus is on the application of techniques to a variety of clinical situations to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individuals, and couple and family relationships. Emphasis is given to the development of those personal qualities that are intimately related to effective counseling, such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.


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 between the major theories of psychotherapy
  • Critique and apply the intervention models of major theoretical figures
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis
  • Integrate legal-ethical and cultural tenets of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Compile research on the current evidence based methods of psychotherapy
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86502 Counseling Theories and Strategies

Credits : 3

This course explores the major psychotherapeutic models and theories in current use. The focus is on the application of techniques to a variety of clinical situations to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individuals, and couple and family relationships. Emphasis is given to the development of those personal qualities that are intimately related to effective counseling, such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.


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 between the major theories of psychotherapy
  • Critique and apply the intervention models of major theoretical figures
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis
  • Integrate legal-ethical and cultural tenets of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Compile research on the current evidence based methods of psychotherapy
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86502 Counseling Theories and Strategies

Credits : 3

This course explores the major psychotherapeutic models and theories in current use. The focus is on the application of techniques to a variety of clinical situations to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individuals, and couple and family relationships. Emphasis is given to the development of those personal qualities that are intimately related to effective counseling, such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.


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 between the major theories of psychotherapy
  • Critique and apply the intervention models of major theoretical figures
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis
  • Integrate legal-ethical and cultural tenets of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Compile research on the current evidence based methods of psychotherapy
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86502 Counseling Theories and Strategies

Credits : 3

This course explores the major psychotherapeutic models and theories in current use. The focus is on the application of techniques to a variety of clinical situations to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individuals, and couple and family relationships. Emphasis is given to the development of those personal qualities that are intimately related to effective counseling, such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.


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 between the major theories of psychotherapy
  • Critique and apply the intervention models of major theoretical figures
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis
  • Integrate legal-ethical and cultural tenets of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Compile research on the current evidence based methods of psychotherapy
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86502 Counseling Theories and Strategies

Credits : 3

This course explores the major psychotherapeutic models and theories in current use. The focus is on the application of techniques to a variety of clinical situations to improve, restore, or maintain healthy individuals, and couple and family relationships. Emphasis is given to the development of those personal qualities that are intimately related to effective counseling, such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.


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 between the major theories of psychotherapy
  • Critique and apply the intervention models of major theoretical figures
  • Analyze case studies by applying major theories for analysis
  • Integrate legal-ethical and cultural tenets of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Compile research on the current evidence based methods of psychotherapy
  • 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 emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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