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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

Don't Blow it in the Application Process - How to Write a Letter of Application for Graduate School

Don't Blow it in the Application Process - How to Write a Letter of Application for Graduate School

Alliant Alum: How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

Alliant Alum: How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

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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April 19

Don’t Blow it in the Application Process – How to Write a Letter of Application for Graduate School

To get accepted into a graduate program, many prospective graduate students experience the following when viewing the school’s prerequisites: Above-average GPA on transcript? Check. Strong extra circulars? Check. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member? Check. A personal essay that wows the admissions committee? Not quite. It seems that although many incoming graduate students have all the makings of an outstanding application, they have a […]

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April 05

Alliant Alum: How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

Alliant Alum Travis Bradberry’s latest article teaches us that how you work is far more important than how much you work. How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done Travis Bradberry Apr 4, 2017 How you work is far more important than how much you work. Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still […]

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March 27

Why Are Psychologists Obsessed with Mindfulness?

I was fortunate enough to meet the Dalai Lama as a Freshman in college. What a waste that was. Likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was wasted on a 17-year-old who was nowhere near in thought to mindfulness, elevated planes of consciousness, and probably thought of the tenants of Buddhism as rubbing a fat statue’s belly. Twelve years and 3,000 miles later, I would give my crown […]

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March 23

CSPP Lecture Series: Specialized Opportunities in Clinical Psychology

The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant will be holding a lecture series on Specialized Opportunities Within the World of Clinical Psychology. Social Justice Tuesday, March 28th 9 am https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6494214133641452289 Understanding How Concepts of Power, Privilege, and Oppression Impact Mental Health Clinical Psychologists that advocate for social justice believe all members of society should have equal rights and access to opportunities. The study of […]

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