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 87519A Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Credits : 3
The focus of this course is on the assessment, intervention and treatment of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced crisis, disaster and/or trauma. Major theoretical models of situational crises are demonstrated across a variety of service delivery systems. Crisis intervention theory and models are applied to a variety of problems including suicide, sexual assault, violent behavior, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, and mass tragedies. The emphasis of this course is on recovery and resilience. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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Elective Courses

PSY 87519A Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Credits : 3
The focus of this course is on the assessment, intervention and treatment of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced crisis, disaster and/or trauma. Major theoretical models of situational crises are demonstrated across a variety of service delivery systems. Crisis intervention theory and models are applied to a variety of problems including suicide, sexual assault, violent behavior, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, and mass tragedies. The emphasis of this course is on recovery and resilience. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87519A Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Credits : 3
The focus of this course is on the assessment, intervention and treatment of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced crisis, disaster and/or trauma. Major theoretical models of situational crises are demonstrated across a variety of service delivery systems. Crisis intervention theory and models are applied to a variety of problems including suicide, sexual assault, violent behavior, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, and mass tragedies. The emphasis of this course is on recovery and resilience. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87519A Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Credits : 3
The focus of this course is on the assessment, intervention and treatment of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced crisis, disaster and/or trauma. Major theoretical models of situational crises are demonstrated across a variety of service delivery systems. Crisis intervention theory and models are applied to a variety of problems including suicide, sexual assault, violent behavior, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, and mass tragedies. The emphasis of this course is on recovery and resilience. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87519A Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Credits : 3
The focus of this course is on the assessment, intervention and treatment of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced crisis, disaster and/or trauma. Major theoretical models of situational crises are demonstrated across a variety of service delivery systems. Crisis intervention theory and models are applied to a variety of problems including suicide, sexual assault, violent behavior, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, and mass tragedies. The emphasis of this course is on recovery and resilience. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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