Author: Cielo Villasenor

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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Education
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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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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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Psychology
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Oct
31

What Can I Do with an MBA?

A Master of Business Administration is a practical degree that can open up many job opportunities. Unlike advanced degrees in other academic specialties, an MBA is open to degree holders from a variety of backgrounds. Whether you earned your bachelor’s degree in Business, Political Science, Math or Journalism, an MBA can help advance your career by helping you develop management skills—which are helpful no matter […]

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Oct
30

Women Leadership and Twenty-First Century Challenges

The leadership style of female managers is particularly well suited to meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century. If we want to address the social, political, and economic challenges of today more effectively, then we need to make choices that support women leaders to lead in ways that are congruent with female values and experience. Studies by Alice Eagly of Northwestern University show women leadership […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Business
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Oct
30

Preparing for Your Psychology Internships

Ioana Cebulla, a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at the Fresno campus, had an important phone call to make back in August. She called home with news of her acceptance to the Coalinga State Hospital’s Pre-Doctoral Internship Program. like most students looking to match with an APA accredited agency, Iona found the intensely competitive application process a bit daunting. Yet like the thousands of Alliant […]

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Oct
24

Transgender Policy: Commentary

CSPP Professor Emeritus Bernardo Ferdman, Ph.D. publishes a poignant response to administration’s proposed transgender policies in the New York Times. To the Editor: The Orwellian implications of this move by the Trump administration cannot be overemphasized. It not only denies the existence and humanity of part of the population, but also ignores basic science. External genitalia are but one of many characteristics combining to comprise a […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Featured News . Psychology
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Oct
11

National Depression Screening Day: Combating Stigma to Ensure Mental Health Care for All

Today is National Depression Screening Day, and—as an institution dedicated to advancing mental health care—we want to encourage everyone to seek help if they think they need it. This could be the first step on a journey to well-being. “National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening […]

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Oct
04

Fresno Clinical Psychology PhD Program Given Highest Level of Re-Accreditation by APA

Alliant’s Press Release on the APA Re-Accreditation:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                               October 4, 2018   Contact: Cielo Villasenor Alliant International University 858-635-4050 cielo.villasenor@alliant.edu www.alliant.edu California School of Professional Psychology’s Fresno 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 Ph.D. degree program […]

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