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 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of the core concepts and essential skills of short-term therapies including motivational interviewing, cognitive, exposure, dialectical behavior, solution-focused, interpersonal and dynamic. Emphasis is on the core ideas underlying each modality, the evidence for effectiveness, and the specific techniques and interventions used. Consideration is given to the integration of culture in providing brief therapy.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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 Courses

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of the core concepts and essential skills of short-term therapies including motivational interviewing, cognitive, exposure, dialectical behavior, solution-focused, interpersonal and dynamic. Emphasis is on the core ideas underlying each modality, the evidence for effectiveness, and the specific techniques and interventions used. Consideration is given to the integration of culture in providing brief therapy.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of the core concepts and essential skills of short-term therapies including motivational interviewing, cognitive, exposure, dialectical behavior, solution-focused, interpersonal and dynamic. Emphasis is on the core ideas underlying each modality, the evidence for effectiveness, and the specific techniques and interventions used. Consideration is given to the integration of culture in providing brief therapy.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of the core concepts and essential skills of short-term therapies including motivational interviewing, cognitive, exposure, dialectical behavior, solution-focused, interpersonal and dynamic. Emphasis is on the core ideas underlying each modality, the evidence for effectiveness, and the specific techniques and interventions used. Consideration is given to the integration of culture in providing brief therapy.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87514 Brief Therapy

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of the core concepts and essential skills of short-term therapies including motivational interviewing, cognitive, exposure, dialectical behavior, solution-focused, interpersonal and dynamic. Emphasis is on the core ideas underlying each modality, the evidence for effectiveness, and the specific techniques and interventions used. Consideration is given to the integration of culture in providing brief therapy.

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
  • Examine the constructs of brief therapy
  • Formulate a comparative analysis of brief therapy to other theoretical models
  • Research evidence based models of brief therapy for individuals and families
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal/ethical issues and multicultural perspectives
  • Construct diagnostic treatment plans integrating brief therapy modalities
  • 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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