Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Counseling

Mexico City Campus

Program Director

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Mexico
Hamburgo 115, Colonia Juarez
phone: (52-55) 5264-2187
Mexico City MX

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Advanced Brief Therapy Techniques

Marraige and Family Therapy Practicum

Sex Therapy in Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy Law and Ethics

Clinical competencies; critical pedagogy in mental health training; immersion education; international education; international issues in mental health; nationalism in MFT training and supervision

Platt, J. J. (2003). Something left to learn: The role of ongoing evaluation in maintaining clinical competency. The Oregon Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Newsletter. p. 1-2).

Addison, S.M., Sandberg, J.G., Corby, J., Robila, M., Platt, J. J. (2002). Alternative methodologies in research literature review: Links between clinical work and MFT effectiveness. AJFT, 30(4), 339-372.

Sandberg, J.G. & Platt, J.J. (2001). Family Therapy and Mental Health of the Aging. In M. MacFarlanem (Ed.). Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice: Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY.

Strategies for overcoming barriers to service A workshop at the Solution Focused Brief Therapy National Conference, Loma Linda University, November 2, 2003 with John K. Miller & Sylvia Vaughn.

A Delicate Balance: Uncovering and Working with Partner Abuse. A workshop presented at the Annual National Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Long Beach, California. October 18, 2003 with Jeff Todahl & John Miller.

Competency Development: Solution focused supervision A workshop at the Solution Focused Brief Therapy National Conference, Loma Linda University, November 2, 2003 with John K. Miller & Janice Lyon.

Conversing about Clinical Competency: Implications in Marriage and Family Therapy A workshop presented at the Annual National Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Long Beach, California. October 17, 2003 with Jeff Todahl, Linda Forrest & John Miller.

An Analysis of the Live Observation Feedback Form (L.O.F.F.) A poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Cincinnati, Ohio. October 25, 2002 with John Miller & Jeff Todahl.

Supervised Parenting, Violence, and MFT: A new Partnership. A poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Cincinnati, Ohio. October 25, 2002 with Jeff Todahl & John Miller.

Pre-Professorial Internships: Recruiting the Next Generation. A poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Cincinnati, Ohio. October 25, 2002 with John Miller & Jeff Todahl.

Male Victims: The Nature and Meaning of Sexual Coercion. A poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Chicago, Illinois. October 7, 1999 with Dean Busby.

Utilizing the Client's Spiritual Belief System as a Catalyst for Change. A workshop presented at the World Conference of the American Counseling Association. San Diego, California. April14, 1999 with Jonnel Henry-Matos.

Academic History and Background

PhD, Syracuse University, 2003

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Bio and Links

Dr. Jason J. Platt is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at Alliant International University. He is the founder of the CSPP Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion program and the Certificate in Latin American Family Therapy. In addition to the Mexico programs, Dr. Platt has facilitated immersion education programs in India, Cambodia and Vietnam. Dr. Platt has published referred journal articles and book chapters on the nature of competent clinical practice with an emphasis on international clinical competencies, Latino communities, impoverished populations and the need to adapt clinical practice to meet the mental health needs of underserved and international communities. As an educator he is passionate about exploring the effectiveness of alternative educational and training modalities, particularly on the use of critical pedagogy.

Dr. Platt’s passion and academic interest in diversity and international issues makes sense in context. He was fortunate to have come from a very unique international family of origin. He was raised with seven adopted siblings from five different countries: Mexico, Korea, Colombia, Brazil and El Salvador. His siblings arrived with varied but often traumatic histories: abuse and exploitation, having witnessed and experienced both personal and political violence, sanitary and hunger-related health issues and so forth. Invariably this has influenced his career choices and commitment to being part of research and educational efforts that will better prepare clinicians to work with international and impoverished communities.

El Dr. Jason J Platt es Profesor Asociado y Director del Programa de Maestría en Counseling Psychology en Alliant International University. Es fundador del Programa de Inmersión Cultural e Idioma Español de CSPP (California School of Professional Psychology), y del Certificado en Terapia Familiar Latino Americana. Además de los programas en México, el Dr. Platt ha sido facilitador en programas educativos de inmersión en India, Camboya y Vietnam. El Dr. Platt ha escrito varios artículos de referencia y capítulos de libros sobre la naturaleza de la práctica clínica competente enfatizando: competencias clínicas internacionales, comunidades latinas, poblaciones en situación de pobreza y, la necesidad de adaptar la práctica clínica para así corresponder a las necesidades de salud mental de comunidades con pocas oportunidades de acceso a servicios. Como educador, le apasiona el explorar la efectividad de modelos educacionales y de entrenamiento alternativos, en particular la utilización de la pedagogía crítica.

La pasión y el interés académico que el Dr. Platt tiene sobre los temas de diversidad y asuntos internacionales adquieren mayor sentido dentro de su contexto. Tiene la fortuna de provenir de una familia internacional de origen único. Creció junto con siete hermanos y hermanas adoptadas de cinco países diferentes: México, Corea, Colombia, Brasil y El Salvador. Sus hermanos llegaron con historias diferentes y en ocasiones traumáticas: abuso y explotación, el haber atestiguado y experimentado violencia tanto política como doméstica, y cuestiones de salud relacionados con higiene y hambruna, entre otras. Invariablemente esto ha influenciado sus elecciones profesionales así como su compromiso con ser parte de los esfuerzos de investigación y educativos que mejor preparen a terapeutas clínicos, para que así puedan trabajar con comunidades internacionales y en situación de pobreza