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Education as Advocacy: A Call to Action

Education as Advocacy: A Call to Action

The California School of Management and Leadership at Alliant University Awarded ACBSP Accreditation

The California School of Management and Leadership at Alliant University Awarded ACBSP Accreditation

I’m an Entrepreneur-Do I Really Need to Attend Business School?

I’m an Entrepreneur-Do I Really Need to Attend Business School?

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

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

Considering a Career in Special Education—Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

Considering a Career in Special Education—Reasons, Rewards, and Challenges

January 14

Seasonal Depression: More Than Just Holiday Blues

Last year we at Alliant posted a blog entitled, Seasonal Depression: Combating the Holiday Blues. It is a thoughtful, insightful look at how the pressure of the holiday season can couple with the cold weather and early darkness and, in some people, create a seasonal depression—more clinically known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a sad reality for many Americans and is, in […]

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December 20

San Francisco Clinical Psychology PhD Program Given 10-year Re-Accreditation by APA

Alliant’s Press Release on the APA Re-Accreditation: December 14, 2018 Contact: Cielo Villasenor Alliant International University 858-635-4050 cielo.villasenor@alliant.edu www.alliant.edu California School of Professional Psychology’s San Francisco 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 PhD degree program at its San Francisco campus has […]

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December 17

Lifting the Lid on Medical Marijuana Research

Let’s be blunt—marijuana is a topic that is still being hotly debated as the plant gains legal status in states throughout the nation with each new election cycle. Part of this debate is its long standing as illegal, first in the 1930s, and then again when it was placed as a Schedule I drug by the Nixon administration in 1971; Schedule I drugs, “are illegal […]

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November 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 […]

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November 15

How We Deal With PTSD in Our Veterans

While we are well removed from this year’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day—celebrated on every June 27th since 2010—this does not mean that we can ignore the effects of this illness on both those who suffer from it and the society that is tasked with helping them in their recovery. And even though we are now past Veterans Day, it does not mean the […]

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November 15

Why Is Counseling Important in Schools?

They used to be called “guidance counselors” and they were often portrayed as overly nice people who invited trouble-making students to have awkward conversations that they dreaded. My high-school guidance counselor was also our hockey coach, and he only worked as a counselor because our school didn’t allow people to just be coaches. The two state championships that team went to, and the one that […]

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November 15

Psychological Assessments Explained

Mental health is a process. Diagnosis, therapy sessions, medication, internal confrontation, growth, change—these are all broad explanations of the commonly thought of steps that a person in the mental health process can, and very well might go through during their path of recovery. However, one item missing from that list is testing and assessment. In many ways, psychological assessments are like more standard medical tests. […]

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November 15

Are Freud and Psychoanalysis Still Relevant?

Sigmund Freud, 80 years after his death, is still, arguably, the most well-known name in psychoanalysis in the world. Considered the father of modern psychology, his theories and ideas on the connections that exist between the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, the body, and the world around us are still as widely known as they were when he first espoused them at the turn of […]

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October 31

I’m an Entrepreneur-Do I Really Need to Attend Business School?

Entrepreneurship is pretty straightforward, right? You come up with an awesome idea, locate some investors, and—after some behind-the-scenes sweat equity—become an inspiration to others as you smile and rake in the dough. Does that sum it up? Should Entrepreneurs Go To College? Primetime TV shows like Shark Tank and critically-acclaimed films like The Social Network that portray the seemingly overnight successes of college dropouts or regular Joes […]

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