Richelle Corbo

CSPP Graduate, Richelle Corbo

Recipient of the Audre Lorde Voice and Vision Award for Outstanding Social Justice Advocacy.



Wanyu Chang, PsyD CSPP t Clinical Psychology PhD Student

All three of the 2013 LACPA Convention Poster Award Winners are from the CSPP Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs in Los Angeles. 



Jennifer Konkin

The Leadership Study: Interesting, understandable and practical research from San Diego Organizational Psychology graduate Dr. Jennifer Konkin.






Michi Fu

CSPP Faculty, Dr. Michi Fu

Recognized by PBS SoCal as a Community Champion.



Jei Africa, 2003 CSPP Graduate

CSPP Graduate, Dr. Jei Africa

Dr. Africa supports CSPP student research in Filipino American Studies with the Jei Africa Dissertation Award.



Educational Focus: LGBT Human Services and Mental Health

Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD Programs

The Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) offer extensive training in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) psychology. The 5-year PhD program emphasizes clinical practice and research training equally whereas the 4-year PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) program primarily emphasizes clinical practice. Both programs prepare students for licensure as psychologists in California and throughout the U.S. These programs are fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and Alliant International University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Couple and Family Therapy & Clinical Counseling – MA Programs

The two-year master’s programs in Couple and Family Therapy and in Clinical Counseling prepare students to enter these fields and obtain their respective licenses in California and throughout the U.S.  The Couple and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education, of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT).

The above graduate programs have many core and adjunct faculty members whose primary areas of scholarship and practice are in LGBT mental health. LGBT graduate student associations on the campuses provide support and welcome new students.

Certificate Program in LGBT Human Services & Mental Health

The Certificate in LGBT Human Services and Mental Health is designed to meet the growing need for clinicians to develop competencies in working with lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender individuals, couples and families. The program focuses on assisting clinicians to develop multicultural competencies specific to the intersecting identities of LGBT clients, increase an understanding of the historical and cultural influences impacting LGBT clients, and identify best practice procedures for assessing and addressing issues in LGBT mental health.  The certificate provides courses that address the competencies recommended by the American Psychological Association’s ethical guidelines for the treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations.

The courses are offered as electives through the Office of Online Education for CSPP and are available to students enrolled in any CSPP graduate degree program on any of Alliant’s campuses. The courses may be taken individually or as part of the certificate. Required certificate courses are offered annually and elective courses will be offered at least once every three years. Placing the courses in the online environment creates the unique opportunity for engaging Rockway core faculty from all of our campuses, as well as national and international experts in the provision of course materials. In some courses, 2-4 different instructors combine their wisdom to guide students through the ever-growing, research and clinical literature about the LGBT community. 

Core Faculty Members with Expertise in LGBT Psychology

Core faculty members at CSPP and Alliant with expertise in LGBT psychology and affiliated with the Rockway Institute are listed below with reference to their campus and graduate/professional school within the university: