Psychology

It Takes A Village: Community Care for Autism

It Takes A Village: Community Care for Autism

Undergraduate Publications & Presentations

Undergraduate Publications & Presentations

Self-Love and Valentine’s Day: The Untold Story

Self-Love and Valentine’s Day: The Untold Story

The Call to Leadership

The Call to Leadership

Seasonal Depression: Combating the Holiday Blues

Seasonal Depression: Combating the Holiday Blues

May 08

How to Build Productive Teams at Work

Almost every profession has activities, projects, and events that require team collaboration. There are several steps to take when building the most productive teams possible. To build a successful team, it is crucial to understand how organizational behavior can provide solutions to today’s problems in the workplace. Structure Teams must be organized to work efficiently. The following guidelines need to be established as soon as […]

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May 07

Considering a Career in Clinical Counseling?

If you are considering a career in clinical counseling, you are in good company. It takes courage and compassion to dedicate your career to helping others. Fortunately, the career prospects for clinical counselors are excellent. With strong job growth expected, once you obtain the necessary credentials there should be a variety of career paths available to you. The Strong Demand for Mental Health Counseling The […]

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May 04

The Bamboo Ceiling: Asian Americans and the Myth of the Model Minority

By Debra Kawahara, PhD Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Professor for the California School of Professional Psychology Asian Americans are the fastest-growing, best-educated, and highest-income racial group in the United States according to a new study by the Pew Research Group. The recent study also found that Asian Americans place more value on marriage, parenthood, hard work, and career success when compared to other […]

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April 25

It Takes A Village: Community Care for Autism

It takes a village. A widely used turn of phrase—one that is at the heart of California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) alumna Heather O’Shea’s calling. Her career is dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by autism. For the past 14 years, O’Shea has worked with ACES, an organization that provides comprehensive services to families living with autism and other developmental disabilities. She earned […]

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April 20

APA Accreditation: Why It Matters

Can you imagine what it would be like to pursue a career in psychology without a built-in quality-control process? It would be pretty challenging and confusing. You could compare the idea to the Wild West—basically, anything goes. In such a difficult situation, graduate students in psychology would have little to go on in choosing training programs. There would be no guarantee that completing your program would […]

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April 15

How to Get Started in Private Practice

By Marie Fang, PsyD Alliant Alumna California School of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology  Alliant San Diego, Class of 2012 You’ve made it through the years of schooling and training. You have the degree, the license, and all that you need to be an awesome therapist. It’s been your dream to work in your own private practice. But where do you start? This is the story […]

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April 13

5 Happiness Traps to Avoid at Work

You spend at least 40 hours per week at work — far more than you do unwinding at home or pursuing your hobbies. Yet many people don’t think they deserve to be happy in the workplace. Instead, they try to make it through the 9-to-5. What you may not know is that there are 5 happiness traps that affect your wellbeing at work. 1. Overwork […]

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April 10

Undergraduate Publications & Presentations

At Alliant, student publications and presentations at industry conferences are part of our modus operandi, but did you know that our undergraduate students are just as active in these ventures as our distinguished graduate students? Alliant faculty are not only preparing our students to enter their chosen fields poised for success. They are priming their students to become leaders in their fields—they are preparing their […]

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April 03

The Value of Human Connection in the Workplace

The majority of people spend at least 30 hours per week with their colleagues — a fraction of the daytime hours they spend with loved ones. While digital communication channels—, such as Slack and email—, have increased efficiency, they have also made the workplace more impersonal. So the question becomes “Increase efficiency, but at what cost?” The Dangers of Digital Communication in the Workplace Most […]

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