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 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This first practicum course provides the opportunity to gain experience with diverse populations in a supervised clinical setting approved by California Southern University. Learners apply counseling theories and techniques as well as practice interpersonal skills in the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and/or groups. Learners are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of direct counseling with a minimum of 8 units of supervision (1 unit of supervision = 1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Elective Courses

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This first practicum course provides the opportunity to gain experience with diverse populations in a supervised clinical setting approved by California Southern University. Learners apply counseling theories and techniques as well as practice interpersonal skills in the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and/or groups. Learners are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of direct counseling with a minimum of 8 units of supervision (1 unit of supervision = 1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This first practicum course provides the opportunity to gain experience with diverse populations in a supervised clinical setting approved by California Southern University. Learners apply counseling theories and techniques as well as practice interpersonal skills in the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and/or groups. Learners are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of direct counseling with a minimum of 8 units of supervision (1 unit of supervision = 1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This first practicum course provides the opportunity to gain experience with diverse populations in a supervised clinical setting approved by California Southern University. Learners apply counseling theories and techniques as well as practice interpersonal skills in the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and/or groups. Learners are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of direct counseling with a minimum of 8 units of supervision (1 unit of supervision = 1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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Internship (Optional)

PSY 87704 Practicum I

Credits : 3

This first practicum course provides the opportunity to gain experience with diverse populations in a supervised clinical setting approved by California Southern University. Learners apply counseling theories and techniques as well as practice interpersonal skills in the assessment and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and/or groups. Learners are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of direct counseling with a minimum of 8 units of supervision (1 unit of supervision = 1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and assessment procedures in counseling sessions
  • Integrate a theoretical orientation in assessing cases
  • Create appropriate record keeping in therapy
  • Develop professional relationships with Director of Clinical Training, site supervisors and peers through case consultation
  • Analyze counseling experience through the use of self-evaluation
  • Discuss ethical and legal guidelines as related to client cases and professional development
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Incorporate diversity issues in case conceptualization and treatment
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
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