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 87519A Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Credits : 3
The focus of this course is on the assessment, intervention and treatment of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced crisis, disaster and/or trauma. Major theoretical models of situational crises are demonstrated across a variety of service delivery systems. Crisis intervention theory and models are applied to a variety of problems including suicide, sexual assault, violent behavior, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, and mass tragedies. The emphasis of this course is on recovery and resilience. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners, Faculty Mentor, or Master Lecturers
  • Define and examine the diagnostic criteria for trauma related disorders
  • Construct evidence based treatment plans for trauma and co-occurring disorders
  • Consider cultural and legal/ethical issues relevant to trauma related disorders
  • Analyze the physiological and neurocognitive aspects of trauma
  • Integrate research on trauma related disorders to clinical practice
  • 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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