Author: Cielo Villasenor

Sep
13

Family Separations: Addressing the Long-term Systemic Effects of Trauma

By Sandra Espinoza, PsyD, LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Program Faculty “Zero-tolerance” immigration policies have come to the forefront of media and public attention at the national level as they have created an onset of fear and uncertainty for many Latinos in and out of the U.S. The anti-immigration policies have particularly targeted those entering through the Mexico-U.S. border, many of whom are individuals and […]

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Aug
13

California School of Professional Psychology’s Sacramento Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program Earns Highest Level of Re-Accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA)

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University’s clinical psychology Psy.D. degree program at its Sacramento campus has just earned 10 years re-accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA)— the longest period of re-accreditation offered by the association. Each of CSPP’s nine clinical psychology doctoral programs is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation, which requires that the school provide data on time to completion, program costs, internships, […]

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Jul
26

The King of Succulents: Dr. Ken Altman

As CSPP celebrates its 50th anniversary, I had the fortunate pleasure of connecting with Dr. Ken Altman. Dr. Altman is a CSPP alumnus from the founding class in Los Angeles. Born in Los Angeles, he went to UC Berkeley and then started at CSPP (pre-Alliant days) in 1970 and continued until 1976 when he received his PhD in Clinical Psychology. While in graduate school, he […]

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Jun
26

California School of Forensic Studies Launches Institute, Advanced Practice Certificates

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2019 — The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International Universityhas launched the California Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice. The institute is dedicated to providing law enforcement, security professionals, mental and allied health professionals, and other first responders with practical forensic education and training. The Institute’s Advanced Practice Certificates, all offered online, cover diverse subject areas while […]

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May
07

Education as Advocacy: A Call to Action

In these divided times, there are few societal imperatives that we can all agree on, that we can—as a collective—champion and stand behind. One of these imperatives serves a call to action: to ensure that every single child in this nation have access to a quality education. Alliant alumna Evelyn Serrano once said, “If you’re an activist, do this…be a teacher;” today—in honor of National […]

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Jan
31

CSPP Celebrates 50 Years of Impact

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University celebrates its 50th year in 2019. Founded in 1969, CSPP was one of the nation’s first independent schools dedicated to professional psychology, and now offers programs in Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, as well as a number of online programs. Offering APA-accredited programs in clinical psychology, COAMFTE-accredited programs in marriage and family therapy, and programs in organizational psychology, clinical counseling, and psychopharmacology, CSPP is […]

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Jan
16

The California School of Management and Leadership at Alliant University Awarded ACBSP Accreditation

Alliant’s Press Release on the ACBSP Accreditation: January 16, 2019 Contact: Cielo Villasenor Alliant International University 858-635-4050 cielo.villasenor@alliant.edu www.alliant.edu The California School of Management and Leadership at Alliant University Awarded ACBSP Accreditation SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) at Alliant International University has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners. […]

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Dec
20

San Francisco Clinical Psychology PhD Program Given 10-year Re-Accreditation by APA

Alliant’s Press Release on the APA Re-Accreditation: December 14, 2018 Contact: Cielo Villasenor Alliant International University 858-635-4050 cielo.villasenor@alliant.edu www.alliant.edu California School of Professional Psychology’s San Francisco Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Given Highest Level of Re-Accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) San Diego, California—The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University’s Clinical Psychology PhD degree program at its San Francisco campus has […]

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Nov
20

CSPP San Francisco Highlights

Our CSPP San Francisco students and alumni continue to impact their industries and communities—check out some recent highlights! APA CONVENTION CSPP San Francisco was in full force at this year’s APA Conference with over 40 presentations from students and alumni, such as: Graham Danzer Depressive Symptoms and Medication Non-Adherence for Inpatients with Psychotic Spectrum Disorders African Americans’ Historical Trauma and Its Manifestations in Psychotherapy with […]

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