Psychology

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

Psychology Today Highlights CSPP

Psychology Today Highlights CSPP

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cheryl Arutt — Our Star Psychologist

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cheryl Arutt — Our Star Psychologist

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

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

Why Are Psychologists Obsessed with Mindfulness?

Why Are Psychologists Obsessed with Mindfulness?

August 30

Helping Couples Stay Together: The Task of a Premarital Counselor

The nuclear family has evolved. No longer does the American household or the modern relationship fit one shape, size, or style. Yet the family unit remains the cornerstone of our society, and our identity as a species— no matter how it may look. Something that distinguishes the marriages and families of today is the high rate of divorce. In the United States, first-time married couples […]

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August 15

What is Organizational Psychology, and Why is it Growing so Rapidly in the United States?

Have you ever seen a movie in which  a company calls in a “pro” to solve a workplace issue? Whether they are hired to help companies boost employee morale or enhance productivity in an organization, the real-world title for these “pros” is “industrial-organizational psychologist.” These specialized, rapidly-growing career paths are ideal for people who are interested in both the psychology and the business organization professions. […]

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July 26

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

Celebrating Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2017: Opening Doors for Hispanics/Latinos By CSPP Dean Teresa Chapa, PhD July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! This year we want to focus on our Hispanic/Latino communities- not just to raise awareness but to also take action. Did you know that persons of Hispanic origin are the nation’s largest ethnic/racial minority? In fact, we are 56.6 million strong; almost 18% […]

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June 15

Why Multicultural Counseling is Essential to the Success of Today’s Therapist

If you aspire to become a successful, well-rounded counselor in today’s increasingly diverse world, it’s necessary that you become familiar with the concept of multiculturalism in counseling. Your counseling career may lead you to foreign countries or you may work with diverse populations within your own communities. Either way, our increasingly globalized societies necessitate mental health professionals who are trained in multicultural education, like our […]

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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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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 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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