Clinical Psychologist

Jan
08

Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert-Jay Green on “Same-Sex Couples May Have More Egalitarian Relationships”

On December 29, 2014 Dr. Robert-Jay Green was interviewed on NPR by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about his research on LGBT relationships. Specifically, looking at about how people behave in same-sex marriage compared with heterosexual marriage. “A little more than 10 years ago gay marriage was not an option for same-sex couples anywhere in the U.S. Now it’s legal in the majority of the country, and so […]

By Aurelia Yee | Psychology
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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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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May
06

Eliminating Bad Leaders: How Should We Do It and Should We Do It Now?

Alisha Francis reviewed Dennis Tourish’s The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership:  A Critical Perspective. Francis states, Dennis Tourish notes that many scholars seem to suggest no alternative to the idea that “oppressive power relations are inscribed on all human interaction, meaning that leader-follower relations remain inescapably tortured, conflicted, alienated, and incapable of resolution” (p. 14). Tourish goes on to indicate that the objective of the present work […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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May
01

Eliminating Bad Leaders: How Should We Do It and Should We Do It Now?

Alisha Francis reviewed Dennis Tourish’s The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership:  A Critical Perspective. Francis states, Dennis Tourish notes that many scholars seem to suggest no alternative to the idea that “oppressive power relations are inscribed on all human interaction, meaning that leader-follower relations remain inescapably tortured, conflicted, alienated, and incapable of resolution” (p. 14). Tourish goes on to indicate that the objective of the present work […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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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 […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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Apr
18

2014 CPA Awards | Congratulations CSPP Faculty, Students and Alumni!

CSPP was well-represented at this year’s California Psychological Association (CPA) Convention in Monterey. The theme was “Innovative and Inspiring Practices in Psychology,” and our CSPP community truly exemplifies this theme. Congratulations to the  CSPP faculty, students and alumni who received awards this year’s CPA Convention! Dr. Rhoda Olkin received the Division of Diversity and Social Justice (Div. VII) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology. Dr. Olkin is a Distinguished […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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Apr
09

The Imperative of Forgiveness and the Deployment of “Heroic” Character Strengths

Consider atrocities that have occurred in Rwanda, Israel, Northern Ireland, and Palestine. Think about the people on both sides of the experience—living victims and perpetrators. Now, reflect on the following questions: What does it take to truly forgive someone after he or she has committed a terrible wrong? Is it possible to forgive an entire group of people (e.g., a race, a country, those who practice a particular religion)? Is […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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Mar
14

Psychology and Solutions to Social Problems

In his review of Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era, Jeffrey Rubin discusses the book authors’ beliefs that psychology has a role to play in identifying and developing solutions to the complex psychological, social, and economic causes of our global crises. Rubin notes, [The book] usefully reminds readers that psychology needs to expand to include the world that shapes and affects all of us, including […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Uncategorized
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