clinical psychology

Jul
29

Dr. Jei Africa, Making High-Level Difference

Alliant International University is home to many wonderful alumni making their impact felt across California. They are embodying the values that we impart on each and every one of our students while they are out making the world a better place. One such alumni is Dr. Jei Africa, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director at the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, and […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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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 Evan Post | Psychology
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May
28

Asian American Mental Health and Help-Seeking

Several years ago, I spent my sabbatical year in Taiwan. Although I had lived in Taiwan for a couple years as a teenager and could speak the language at a 3-year-old level, the country had changed so much since I was 17 that I knew very little about where I would spend the next year of my life. One of my non-academic goals for the […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology
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May
20

An Able-Bodied Education

Higher education is supposed to be a world in which true meritocracy reigns, where the best and brightest rise to the top by virtue of their talent, ability, and work ethic. This is even more true for graduate-level programs in which accepted students need to have already proved themselves capable during their prior studies (be that an undergraduate program or a different graduate-level one). And […]

By Evan Post | Psychology
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May
16

Game of Thrones Daenerys Fan Fury, Explained By a Clinical Psychologist

On the path to ruling the seven kingdoms, a true superstar of the realm took a dramatic turn in Sunday’s episode that has lots of fans feeling uneasy. Janina Scarlet, a clinical psychologist, author and dedicated fantasy fan, says the Game of Thrones letdown is real. But first, if you haven’t yet heard what went down on “The Bells,” the penultimate episode of HBO’s hit series, take […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology
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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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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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Oct
11

National Depression Screening Day: Combating Stigma to Ensure Mental Health Care for All

Today is National Depression Screening Day, and—as an institution dedicated to advancing mental health care—we want to encourage everyone to seek help if they think they need it. This could be the first step on a journey to well-being. “National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Psychology
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