California School of Professional Psychology

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. […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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Feb
12

Sports Psychology: Peak Performance

If you had an eye on the NFL playoffs this past season, you probably saw a few strange things—the lowest scoring Super Bowl in decades, the (now) Los Angeles Chargers winning their first playoff game in 5 seasons, and the Chicago Bears losing a game on a heartbreaking field goal attempt that agonizingly bounced off of one of the uprights and back toward where it […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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Feb
04

Giving Love Away on Valentine’s Day

Why Give Love Away Valentine’s Day is often focused on receiving love—cards, flowers, gifts—grand gestures of another’s love and affection. But, instead of those gestures, I would like to shift the focus to giving love away on Valentine’s Day, or being the giver of love. While there are huge expectations, excitement, and disappointments related to Valentine’s Day, why not instead be the giver of love […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology
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Jan
14

CSPP at the National Multicultural Conference & Summit 2019: Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion

The biennial National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) is scheduled to convene in Denver, Colorado from January 16-18, 2019. This conference brings psychologists, community members, educators, advocates, and researchers from across the United States together to present and share current and cutting-edge issues related to multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, and inclusion. The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) has a long-standing history of focusing on […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology . University Announcements
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Jan
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 […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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Dec
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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Psychology
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Nov
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 […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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Nov
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. […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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Nov
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 […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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