Doctor of Psychology Courses

PsyD | Doctor of Psychology

CalSouthern Doctor of Psychology Courses

The following Doctor of Psychology courses comprise the PsyD program at CalSouthern. The PsyD program includes 33 credit hours of required core courses, and 18 credit hours of elective courses, in addition to a doctoral project and other requirements. Although the PsyD and PhD are both respected doctorates, they differ in that the PsyD is an applied degree, clinically focused, as opposed to the PhD, which is more focused on research and scholarly publication.

Core Course Requirements

PSY 87115 Psychology of Coaching

Credits : 3

Coaching philosophies and strategies for working with an athlete or a team are explored in this course. Emphasis is on developing an effective working relationship between coach and athlete to enhance performance and enjoyment. Psychological assessment and interventions including mental imagery, mental toughness training and coping effectiveness training are addressed. Consideration is given to diversity issues such as coaching special populations.

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
  • Design a coaching philosophy
  • Analyze objectives for coaching
  • Discriminate between coaching styles and their affect on athletes
  • Assess code of ethics
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87115 Psychology of Coaching

Credits : 3

Coaching philosophies and strategies for working with an athlete or a team are explored in this course. Emphasis is on developing an effective working relationship between coach and athlete to enhance performance and enjoyment. Psychological assessment and interventions including mental imagery, mental toughness training and coping effectiveness training are addressed. Consideration is given to diversity issues such as coaching special populations.

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
  • Design a coaching philosophy
  • Analyze objectives for coaching
  • Discriminate between coaching styles and their affect on athletes
  • Assess code of ethics
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87115 Psychology of Coaching

Credits : 3

Coaching philosophies and strategies for working with an athlete or a team are explored in this course. Emphasis is on developing an effective working relationship between coach and athlete to enhance performance and enjoyment. Psychological assessment and interventions including mental imagery, mental toughness training and coping effectiveness training are addressed. Consideration is given to diversity issues such as coaching special populations.

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
  • Design a coaching philosophy
  • Analyze objectives for coaching
  • Discriminate between coaching styles and their affect on athletes
  • Assess code of ethics
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87115 Psychology of Coaching

Credits : 3

Coaching philosophies and strategies for working with an athlete or a team are explored in this course. Emphasis is on developing an effective working relationship between coach and athlete to enhance performance and enjoyment. Psychological assessment and interventions including mental imagery, mental toughness training and coping effectiveness training are addressed. Consideration is given to diversity issues such as coaching special populations.

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
  • Design a coaching philosophy
  • Analyze objectives for coaching
  • Discriminate between coaching styles and their affect on athletes
  • Assess code of ethics
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87115 Psychology of Coaching

Credits : 3

Coaching philosophies and strategies for working with an athlete or a team are explored in this course. Emphasis is on developing an effective working relationship between coach and athlete to enhance performance and enjoyment. Psychological assessment and interventions including mental imagery, mental toughness training and coping effectiveness training are addressed. Consideration is given to diversity issues such as coaching special populations.

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
  • Design a coaching philosophy
  • Analyze objectives for coaching
  • Discriminate between coaching styles and their affect on athletes
  • Assess code of ethics
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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