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 87550 Positive Psychology

Credits : 3

This course covers the science and application of positive psychology to encourage flourishing in day-to-day life. Theories and research on promoting positive individuals, relationships, organizations and communities are explored. Emphasis is on facilitating meaningful experiences through the development of positive emotions, strengths, relationships, institutions and practices within a cultural and historical context. Learners have the opportunity to engage in experiential exercises to increase well-being.

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
  • Integrate the current research on the neuropsychology of positive emotions
  • Illustrate the clinical significance of culture, diversity and legal/ethical issues
  • Distinguish between factors related to job satisfaction or self-actualization in the workplace
  • Speculate how aesthetics, creativity, and mindfulness are interrelated
  • Consider how religion and spirituality can contribute to a sense of well-being and happiness, across the lifespan.
  • 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 87550 Positive Psychology

Credits : 3

This course covers the science and application of positive psychology to encourage flourishing in day-to-day life. Theories and research on promoting positive individuals, relationships, organizations and communities are explored. Emphasis is on facilitating meaningful experiences through the development of positive emotions, strengths, relationships, institutions and practices within a cultural and historical context. Learners have the opportunity to engage in experiential exercises to increase well-being.

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
  • Integrate the current research on the neuropsychology of positive emotions
  • Illustrate the clinical significance of culture, diversity and legal/ethical issues
  • Distinguish between factors related to job satisfaction or self-actualization in the workplace
  • Speculate how aesthetics, creativity, and mindfulness are interrelated
  • Consider how religion and spirituality can contribute to a sense of well-being and happiness, across the lifespan.
  • 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 87550 Positive Psychology

Credits : 3

This course covers the science and application of positive psychology to encourage flourishing in day-to-day life. Theories and research on promoting positive individuals, relationships, organizations and communities are explored. Emphasis is on facilitating meaningful experiences through the development of positive emotions, strengths, relationships, institutions and practices within a cultural and historical context. Learners have the opportunity to engage in experiential exercises to increase well-being.

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
  • Integrate the current research on the neuropsychology of positive emotions
  • Illustrate the clinical significance of culture, diversity and legal/ethical issues
  • Distinguish between factors related to job satisfaction or self-actualization in the workplace
  • Speculate how aesthetics, creativity, and mindfulness are interrelated
  • Consider how religion and spirituality can contribute to a sense of well-being and happiness, across the lifespan.
  • 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 87550 Positive Psychology

Credits : 3

This course covers the science and application of positive psychology to encourage flourishing in day-to-day life. Theories and research on promoting positive individuals, relationships, organizations and communities are explored. Emphasis is on facilitating meaningful experiences through the development of positive emotions, strengths, relationships, institutions and practices within a cultural and historical context. Learners have the opportunity to engage in experiential exercises to increase well-being.

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
  • Integrate the current research on the neuropsychology of positive emotions
  • Illustrate the clinical significance of culture, diversity and legal/ethical issues
  • Distinguish between factors related to job satisfaction or self-actualization in the workplace
  • Speculate how aesthetics, creativity, and mindfulness are interrelated
  • Consider how religion and spirituality can contribute to a sense of well-being and happiness, across the lifespan.
  • 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 87550 Positive Psychology

Credits : 3

This course covers the science and application of positive psychology to encourage flourishing in day-to-day life. Theories and research on promoting positive individuals, relationships, organizations and communities are explored. Emphasis is on facilitating meaningful experiences through the development of positive emotions, strengths, relationships, institutions and practices within a cultural and historical context. Learners have the opportunity to engage in experiential exercises to increase well-being.

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
  • Integrate the current research on the neuropsychology of positive emotions
  • Illustrate the clinical significance of culture, diversity and legal/ethical issues
  • Distinguish between factors related to job satisfaction or self-actualization in the workplace
  • Speculate how aesthetics, creativity, and mindfulness are interrelated
  • Consider how religion and spirituality can contribute to a sense of well-being and happiness, across the lifespan.
  • 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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