Author: Cielo Villasenor

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, […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Featured News . Psychology
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Jul
29

Dr. Jei Africa, Making High-Level Difference

Alliant International University is home to many wonderful alumni making their impact felt across California. They are embodying the values that we impart on each and every one of our students while they are out making the world a better place. One such alumni is Dr. Jei Africa, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director at the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, and […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Psychology
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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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Featured News . Forensics
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Jun
10

Dr. Katherine Kruser, Alum Extraordinaire

Alliant is home to a rather large number of distinguished and award-winning faculty and alumni, and this is especially true for the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). CSPP has had a lengthy history of achievement and esteem pass through its doors, and as we celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, this legacy continues to be more than just that—it continues to be the present […]

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May
20

An Able-Bodied Education

Higher education is supposed to be a world in which true meritocracy reigns, where the best and brightest rise to the top by virtue of their talent, ability, and work ethic. This is even more true for graduate-level programs in which accepted students need to have already proved themselves capable during their prior studies (be that an undergraduate program or a different graduate-level one). And […]

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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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Education
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Mar
07

An Exiting Adventure in Mental Health with Therapy Quest

What does it mean to recognize that you might need help? What does it mean to ask for it? What do you do once you’re receiving it? These are all big questions that are hard to ask and even harder to answer, but in Dr. Janina Scarlet’s new book, Therapy Quest, she attempts to do so while simultaneously encouraging her readers to do the same. […]

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Feb
15

Data Is Everything…

It’s 2019. Computers, numbers, and data practically run everything in every major business sector around the world. From how to build a baseball roster and the price of grain, to medical purchase orders and insurance risk assessments, data is what drives business and keeps the world calmly spinning on at this point in the 21st century. Simply put, data has become a commodity in a […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Business
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