CSPP Lecture Series: Specialized Opportunities in Clinical Psychology
The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant will be holding a lecture series on Specialized Opportunities Within the World of Clinical Psychology.
Tuesday, March 28th
Understanding How Concepts of Power, Privilege, and Oppression Impact Mental Health
Clinical Psychologists that advocate for social justice believe all members of society should have equal rights and access to opportunities. The study of social justice psychology focuses on providing mental health services to historically underserved and culturally diverse populations. Psychologists for social justice have expertise in working with racial-ethnic minorities, in gender studies and LGBT issues, in disability, and in community-based interventions and research.
Join us to learn more about how psychological science can integrate social justice, including career opportunities and why this specialized area within clinical psychology might be right for you!
Presenter: Dr. Brandon Weiss, Assistant Professor
Dr. Weiss area of interest is focused on Improving mental health services for underserved populations, particularly individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) and individuals residing in rural areas, developing and evaluating evidence-based, patient-centered treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorders (particularly anxiety disorders) as well as utilizing various technologies to increase access to care and efficiency of interventions.
Wednesday, March 29th
12 pm and 6 pm
Opening Doors to the Criminal and Civil Justice Systems of Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the criminal and civil justice systems. Forensic psychologists serve as expert witnesses, present persuasive psychological findings to court systems, and conduct assessments of individuals who are involved, in one way or another, with the legal system.
Join us to learn more about the growing field of forensics psychology including career opportunities and why this specialized area within clinical psychology might be right for you!
Presenter: Dr. Tamar Kenworthy, Licensed Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Kenworthy is a licensed forensic psychologist with over thirteen years of experience working with forensic populations and within forensic settings at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office as elective practicum supervisor, Peace Officer Pre-employment Evaluations and Individual/Group Therapy with offender populations.
Thursday, March 30th
12 pm and 6 pm
Providing Mental Health Services to Offender Populations in Challenging Environments
Correctional psychology is the application of psychological theory, assessment, and interventions with offender populations in prisons, jails, and community settings (probation, parole). Correctional psychologists examine development of criminal thinking and behavior patterns and identify evidenced-based treatment specific to offenders.
Join us to learn more about the growing field of correctional psychology including career opportunities and why this specialized area within clinical psychology might be right for you!
Presenter: Dr. Marion Chiurazzi, Correctional Psychologist
Dr. Chiurazzi is a clinical psychologist and program director for the clinical forensic PsyD program at Alliant’s Sacramento campus. She spent 12 years with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, with the last three as statewide clinical director. Her areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of offenders with mental illness. She has worked with some of the country’s most violent offenders, conducted forensic evaluations for the Board of Parole Hearings, and has been involved in shaping policy and procedures in correctional mental health in California.