Clinical Counseling

Jun
10

Dr. Katherine Kruser, Alum Extraordinaire

Alliant is home to a rather large number of distinguished and award-winning faculty and alumni, and this is especially true for the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). CSPP has had a lengthy history of achievement and esteem pass through its doors, and as we celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, this legacy continues to be more than just that—it continues to be the present […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Psychology
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Jan
06

The Difference Between a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist

If you are interested in working in the field of mental health, you have a lot of potential career options: psychologist, therapist, counselor. To the untrained eye, these titles probably sound like different names for the same career – and to an extent, all of these mental health professions share a common thread: they assess, diagnose and treat patients for a variety of mental health […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology
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Sep
04

Strong Health Policy or the Nanny State?

In their review of A Big Fat Crisis, Mary Ellen Olbrisch and Lauren King question how realistic author Deborah Cohen’s policy recommendations are with respect to supermarket, restaurant, and food industry products and advertising. Whereas Cohen focuses on the failure of individuals’ approaches to control obesity, the reviewers provide insight into how the public health approach to the obesity problem has been received and suggest some reasons for negative reactions […]

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Sep
02

Attn: Students & Early Career Alums! Special APAGS Events in SF & LA Sept. 20-21: “What They Didn’t Teach Me in Graduate School”

APAGS on the Road – Events in LA  and SF Click here for a PDF flyer September 20, 2014 Los Angeles, Calif. What They Didn’t Teach Me in Graduate School When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: University of Southern California USC Davidson Conference Center 3415 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90089 Map (PDF, 74KB) Join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students  (APAGS) for a […]

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Jun
09

2014 Recipient of the Audre Lorde Voice and Vision Award for Outstanding Social Justice Advocacy

The CSPP Clinical Counseling program introduced a new award this year, the Audre Lorde Voice and Vision Award for Outstanding Social Justice Advocacy. This award was inspired by a quote from the Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less […]

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Jun
06

2014 SF Research Fair

The CSPP SF Clinical Ph.D. Annual Poster Session was held Monday, May 12 from 1:00 – 4:00pm in room C100. Over the course of four years, via two student-led and student-designed research projects students learn how to apply skills they have learned in statistics and research design to actual research projects. These projects involve faculty expertise primarily in the areas of multicultural and community psychology, LGBT […]

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May
16

2014 CSPP Commencement Speakers

Alliant University is proud to announce the 2014 Commencement Ceremony speakers. The San Diego and Irving ceremony will be held on May 23rd at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego at 2pm. San Francisco’s ceremony will be held at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, CA on June 1st. The Los Angeles ceremony will be on June 7th located on the LA campus. Fresno and Sacramento […]

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May
08

Bringing Strengths to Populations With Disabilities

If there was ever a group who could benefit from a strengths-based approach to psycholgical well-being, it is people with disabilities. But, ironically, such individuals have been marginalized and stereotyped for decades. Michael Wehmeyer’s edited text, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability, offers a welcomed shift. In their PsycCRITIQUES review of the book, Kara Ayers and Stephanie Weber highlight the importance of bringing positive psychology approaches to both research studies and clinical practice […]

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Apr
24

Can Public Campaigns Be More Carefully Crafted to Reduce the Stigma of Disease and Disability?

In her review of Patrick Corrigan’s edited book The Stigma of Disease and Disability: Understanding Causes and Overcoming Injustices,  Janelle Wagner discusses Corrigan’s exploration of stigma associated with  nine health conditions, including serious mental illnesses, substance-related disorders, intellectual disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, infectious diseases, cancer, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease. The book examines societal stereotypes and discrimination against individuals with these diseases and behaviors, as well as internalized […]

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