MA | Master of Arts in Psychology

Psychology master's courses in the Master of Arts in Psychology program

The following master's level courses comprise CalSouthern’s Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology degree program. In order to fulfill educational requirements for licensure at the master’s level in California – MFT and/or LPCC – all required courses must be completed. Elective options are not available for this program. For licensure requirements in other states, please contact your applicable state board.

Required Core Courses

PSY 86512A Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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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