CSPP

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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Jul
26

The King of Succulents: Dr. Ken Altman

As CSPP celebrates its 50th anniversary, I had the fortunate pleasure of connecting with Dr. Ken Altman. Dr. Altman is a CSPP alumnus from the founding class in Los Angeles. Born in Los Angeles, he went to UC Berkeley and then started at CSPP (pre-Alliant days) in 1970 and continued until 1976 when he received his PhD in Clinical Psychology. While in graduate school, he […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Psychology
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Jun
12

Global and Diverse Leadership: What Does Leadership Today Mean?

Rapid and significant changes driven by technology in a digital age characterize our society today. Our communities are increasingly diverse, we have become global citizens, the Internet has made for instant communication across international borders. Yet, inter-group conflicts over race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and social class are still pervasive in our societies leading to war, racism, violence and terrorism. Our inhumanity emerges as we show […]

By Alliant Team | 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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May
16

Becoming an Ethics Expert: Mary Harb Sheets, PhD

In December 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Mary Harb Sheets, PhD, a licensed psychologist working in independent practice, to the California Board of Psychology (BOP). She is slated to serve on the board until June 1, 2020. A member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, she is also a Fellow and Past President of the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA). In addition, […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology
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May
16

Organizational Psychology Program in San Diego Awarded Prestigious LEAD Award

The Organizational Psychology Program Faculty are proud to announce the Master’s of Organizational Psychology Program in San Diego was awarded 2nd place in the category of Master’s Programs with Emphasis on Leadership/Organizational Development at a national conference hosted by HR.com this year. According to Sue Morton, the LEAD Award and HR.com Event Strategist, The LEAD conference and gala are described as: “An exclusive event for educators […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology . University Announcements
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