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 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3

A holistic and integrative approach to working with individuals with co-occurring disorders is presented in this advanced course. Emphasis is on the assessment, intervention, and treatment of substance-related with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Recovery, support and relapse prevention are also covered with consideration given to cultural diversity issues and special populations including adolescents and older adults.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify differential diagnosis of co-occurring psychiatric and substance-related disorders
  • Formulate evidence-based intervention strategies and treatment plans
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • Recognize issues of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Integrate research on etiology and treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Develop relapse prevention plans to promote recovery and support
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
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Elective Courses

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3

A holistic and integrative approach to working with individuals with co-occurring disorders is presented in this advanced course. Emphasis is on the assessment, intervention, and treatment of substance-related with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Recovery, support and relapse prevention are also covered with consideration given to cultural diversity issues and special populations including adolescents and older adults.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify differential diagnosis of co-occurring psychiatric and substance-related disorders
  • Formulate evidence-based intervention strategies and treatment plans
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • Recognize issues of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Integrate research on etiology and treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Develop relapse prevention plans to promote recovery and support
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3

A holistic and integrative approach to working with individuals with co-occurring disorders is presented in this advanced course. Emphasis is on the assessment, intervention, and treatment of substance-related with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Recovery, support and relapse prevention are also covered with consideration given to cultural diversity issues and special populations including adolescents and older adults.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify differential diagnosis of co-occurring psychiatric and substance-related disorders
  • Formulate evidence-based intervention strategies and treatment plans
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • Recognize issues of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Integrate research on etiology and treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Develop relapse prevention plans to promote recovery and support
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3

A holistic and integrative approach to working with individuals with co-occurring disorders is presented in this advanced course. Emphasis is on the assessment, intervention, and treatment of substance-related with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Recovery, support and relapse prevention are also covered with consideration given to cultural diversity issues and special populations including adolescents and older adults.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify differential diagnosis of co-occurring psychiatric and substance-related disorders
  • Formulate evidence-based intervention strategies and treatment plans
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • Recognize issues of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Integrate research on etiology and treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Develop relapse prevention plans to promote recovery and support
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87534 Dual Diagnosis

Credits : 3

A holistic and integrative approach to working with individuals with co-occurring disorders is presented in this advanced course. Emphasis is on the assessment, intervention, and treatment of substance-related with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Recovery, support and relapse prevention are also covered with consideration given to cultural diversity issues and special populations including adolescents and older adults.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify differential diagnosis of co-occurring psychiatric and substance-related disorders
  • Formulate evidence-based intervention strategies and treatment plans
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • Recognize issues of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Integrate research on etiology and treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Develop relapse prevention plans to promote recovery and support
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
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