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 87528 Psychology of Violence and Domestic Abuse Reporting

Credits : 3

Domestic Violence/Interpersonal Violence is examined from an interdisciplinary and prevention perspective with regards to sociological, psychological, and social justice issues. The cycle of violence, dominance, and control in relationships marked by interpersonal violence is examined. Emphasis is on the intervention and treatment strategies used to respond to family violence with consideration of culture and diversity issues. Research on interpersonal violence, legal policies, and victim rights are addressed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze the major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Examine theories of elder, child, intimate partner, ritualistic abuse
  • Examine treatment and prevention strategies
  • Implement a treatment and prevention strategy
  • Analyze the current laws on domestic abuse reporting for your state
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87528 Psychology of Violence and Domestic Abuse Reporting

Credits : 3

Domestic Violence/Interpersonal Violence is examined from an interdisciplinary and prevention perspective with regards to sociological, psychological, and social justice issues. The cycle of violence, dominance, and control in relationships marked by interpersonal violence is examined. Emphasis is on the intervention and treatment strategies used to respond to family violence with consideration of culture and diversity issues. Research on interpersonal violence, legal policies, and victim rights are addressed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze the major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Examine theories of elder, child, intimate partner, ritualistic abuse
  • Examine treatment and prevention strategies
  • Implement a treatment and prevention strategy
  • Analyze the current laws on domestic abuse reporting for your state
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87528 Psychology of Violence and Domestic Abuse Reporting

Credits : 3

Domestic Violence/Interpersonal Violence is examined from an interdisciplinary and prevention perspective with regards to sociological, psychological, and social justice issues. The cycle of violence, dominance, and control in relationships marked by interpersonal violence is examined. Emphasis is on the intervention and treatment strategies used to respond to family violence with consideration of culture and diversity issues. Research on interpersonal violence, legal policies, and victim rights are addressed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze the major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Examine theories of elder, child, intimate partner, ritualistic abuse
  • Examine treatment and prevention strategies
  • Implement a treatment and prevention strategy
  • Analyze the current laws on domestic abuse reporting for your state
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87528 Psychology of Violence and Domestic Abuse Reporting

Credits : 3

Domestic Violence/Interpersonal Violence is examined from an interdisciplinary and prevention perspective with regards to sociological, psychological, and social justice issues. The cycle of violence, dominance, and control in relationships marked by interpersonal violence is examined. Emphasis is on the intervention and treatment strategies used to respond to family violence with consideration of culture and diversity issues. Research on interpersonal violence, legal policies, and victim rights are addressed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze the major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Examine theories of elder, child, intimate partner, ritualistic abuse
  • Examine treatment and prevention strategies
  • Implement a treatment and prevention strategy
  • Analyze the current laws on domestic abuse reporting for your state
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87528 Psychology of Violence and Domestic Abuse Reporting

Credits : 3

Domestic Violence/Interpersonal Violence is examined from an interdisciplinary and prevention perspective with regards to sociological, psychological, and social justice issues. The cycle of violence, dominance, and control in relationships marked by interpersonal violence is examined. Emphasis is on the intervention and treatment strategies used to respond to family violence with consideration of culture and diversity issues. Research on interpersonal violence, legal policies, and victim rights are addressed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze the major theories of the etiology of violence
  • Examine theories of elder, child, intimate partner, ritualistic abuse
  • Examine treatment and prevention strategies
  • Implement a treatment and prevention strategy
  • Analyze the current laws on domestic abuse reporting for your state
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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