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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

Psychology Today Highlights CSPP

Psychology Today Highlights CSPP

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cheryl Arutt — Our Star Psychologist

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cheryl Arutt — Our Star Psychologist

National Teacher Appreciation Week and California’s Teacher Crisis

National Teacher Appreciation Week and California’s Teacher Crisis

July 26

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

Celebrating Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017: Opening Doors for Hispanics/Latinos By CSPP Dean Teresa Chapa, PhD July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! This year we want to focus on our Hispanic/Latino communities- not just to raise awareness but to also take action. Did you know that persons of Hispanic origin are the nation’s largest ethnic/racial minority? In fact, we are 56.6 million strong; almost 18% […]

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July 25

Considering a Career in Special Education – Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

It was once said, “To teach is to touch a life forever,” and this sentiment isn’t any truer than for special education teachers. Special education students require focused instruction to meet their educational, vocational, social, and emotional needs. Special education teachers are the men and women who meet those needs. If you are preparing to become a teacher for children with special needs, you must […]

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July 07

Criminology vs. Criminal Justice: What’s the Difference?

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” debuted on television in 2000, introducing many people to the unique field of forensics. Although it eventually left the air a decade and a half later (while spawning several spinoffs), the savvy investigators featured on the show left a mark on many viewers. It is projected that through the year 2024, the field of forensic science will grow by 20%–27% higher than […]

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June 15

Why Multicultural Counseling is Essential to the Success of Today’s Therapist

If you aspire to become a successful, well-rounded counselor in today’s increasingly diverse world, it’s necessary that you become familiar with the concept of multiculturalism in counseling. Your counseling career may lead you to foreign countries or you may work with diverse populations within your own communities. Either way, our increasingly globalized societies necessitate mental health professionals who are trained in multicultural education, like our […]

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June 05

Psychology Today Highlights CSPP

Psychology Today spoke to CSPP Dean Teresa Chapa to discuss our psychology programs and the Impact of an Alliant Education. They discussed what distinguishes our psychology programs, our approach to education, the training our students receive, and more. Read the article HERE.

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June 02

Is Play Therapy Actually Effective for Young Clients?

Expressive language, or lack thereof, can be one of the major barriers that hinder communication between children and adults. Kids may not have the capacity to use words to explain what they are thinking or feeling like adults do. This often presents a challenge while working with children in a therapeutic context. However, to knock down these barriers, other therapies can be used – namely, […]

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May 31

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cheryl Arutt — Our Star Psychologist

Dr. Cheryl Arutt is the perfect example of someone who, through their CSPP journey, turned their experience into expertise, and their expertise into leadership.  Dr. Cheryl Arutt became a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at age three. She was on the screen through her early twenties and is on TV more now, as a psychologist, than she was as an actor. She often […]

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May 08

National Teacher Appreciation Week and California’s Teacher Crisis

California Classrooms are in Crisis This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. But, it’s clear that this year California needs more teachers to appreciate. The state ranks second to last in teacher to student ratio and is in desperate need of more educators, so why is it so hard to get teachers in our classrooms? Dr. Stephen Cochrane, local school board member and program director […]

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April 26

YouTube Saga: Child Abuse on Display

CSPP Professor John Caffaro, PhD; lent expertise to the Washington Post on child and sibling abuse A psychologist who treats abused children watched three of DaddyOFive’s videos at our request for this post. He said he “was distressed and had trouble sitting through the videos forwarded.” Said John Caffaro, a distinguished professor at the California School of Professional Psychology and an expert in sibling abuse: “There is […]

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April 25

Counseling Foster Children – The Joys and Challenges Told by an LPC

One of the many exciting aspects of pursuing a degree in psychology or counseling is that your career can twist and turn unexpectedly down exciting new paths that you were previously unaware of. Meagan Freund, an LPC with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy in Kansas City, Mo., has seen her career follow a similar unpredictable path until finally settling in a field she […]

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