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A Los Angeles College Known for Programs in Psychology


From Hollywood to Santa Monica, Los Angeles is one of the most unique and diverse cities in the U.S. Its pop culture, incredible weather, and bustling nightlife are but a few of the reasons why more than 600 students enroll in Alliant psychology PhD programs in Los Angeles. With thousands of major businesses and medical centers in the area, there are a seemingly endless number of internships, networking events, and job opportunities for students and graduates that attend our Los Angeles campus.

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Alliant International University is located just a few miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in Alhambra.

Our psychology school in Los Angeles is home to more than 23 classrooms, an integrated computer classroom, a computer lab, a video conferencing room, study spaces, student lounges, and a variety of amenities that improve the well-being of our students. If you are looking for clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, or organizational psychology programs in Los Angeles, the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is an excellent choice.

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Los Angeles Campus Programs

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Executive-Style MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

This MBA program is delivered in an executive style that includes one year of study and two years of paid work at one of our partner hotels. Thanks to grants and an interest-free payment plan, the program is affordable for students looking forward to studying and working in the USA. The program is offered at both the Los Angeles and San Diego campuses, and is taught in an executive format with online synchronous weekly classes plus in-person classes once per month*. 

* Two to three days in-person attendance on weekends or weekdays to be decided.

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MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

An intensive and innovative program that prepares you to become an effective hospitality industry leader. Through on-campus coursework, you’ll hone the critical thinking, leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills required to compete in a diverse global economy.

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MA in Marital and Family Therapy

A master’s program that focuses on preparing you to handle the continuously changing societal suppositions towards marriage and the modern family unit. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to work with a diverse array of couples and families. 

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MA in Organizational Psychology

This master’s program emphasizes the psychology underlying successful businesses and the leaders who make their mark. Once finished, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to be an effective communicator and impactful leader.  

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PhD in Clinical Psychology, Los Angeles

A research-oriented program that centers around students who will one day be seeking grant research funding. It guides you through the process and provides you with the scholastic tools required to successfully attain your academic pursuits.

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PhD in Organizational Psychology

A doctoral program that seeks to first identify the barriers that separate employees, and then replace them with bridges that unite the workforce. The purpose of this program is to help you become a leader who will make a positive difference in your workplace.

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PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Los Angeles

This is a practitioner scholar-based doctoral program, combining hands-on experience with practical research. The aim is to prepare you to become a clinical psychologist, ready to go into your community as a force for change. 

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PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy

This is a doctoral program that dives into the evolution of the family unit and society’s understanding of marriage. Upon completion of your courses, you’ll be prepared to help begin creating bridges and mending fractures in families and couples.

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Our Faculty


Our first-rate faculties are filled with passionate educators. Notable members of the Los Angeles campus include: 

James Garbanati PhD, Professor

A renowned researcher, lecturer and speaker, Dr. Garbanati has been working with Alliant since 1990. From 2014-2017 he served as the program director, but recently decided to return to his true passion—teaching. His classes include research practicum, principles in research design, research in applied settings, ethics and law, history and systems, and biological aspects and behavior.

Professor Garbanati’s research has covered a wide array of psychological subject matters, though his emphasis has been on systemic analysis of mental health. This research has undergirded his work with health and mental health agencies, and his efforts to gauge their efficacy.

Susan Regas PhD, Distinguished Professor 

A distinguished professor and chair of the family/child and couple clinical psychology emphasis area (FACE), Dr. Regas has had an illustrious academic career within the field of family psychology. Courses she teaches include family psychology, intimacy and relationship problems and treatment of sex. 

In just the last decade, she has published more than ten studies on a variety of subject matters, including relationship problems, sex and intimacy and the role therapy plays in the treatment of individuals, couples and families. She is a proud member, co-founder, and fellow for several different psychological programs in the LA area, including serving as the president-elect of APA Division 43: Society of Couple and Family Psychology. 

Peter Theodore PhD, Associate Professor 

A noted presenter, researcher and psychologist, Dr. Theodore serves as an associate professor and the coordinator of the clinical health emphasis for Alliant. He is also a fellow of the University’s Rockway Institute, center for LGBT psychological research and public policy.  

He is a licensed and practicing psychologist with an emphasis in LGBT affirmative therapy, HIV-prevention, and substance abuse treatment. Much of his career has dealt with treating a variety of patients with severe mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, co-morbidity, trauma, sex, grief, and bereavement. 
The primary focus of his publications have centered on the health disparities among LGBT persons, mental health issues among LGBT youth and the risk behaviors among gay and bisexual men. 

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Stephanie Byers-Bell
Regional Campus Director
sbyers-bell@alliant.edu
626-270-3304

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How to Get to Our Los Angeles Campus


Our Los Angeles Campus Address: 

1000 South Fremont Avenue #5 
Alhambra, CA 91803.  

Our hours are: 
9AM – 5PM Monday through Friday

Our contact phone number is: (626) 988-8699

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"I believe and stand for social justice. Absolutely would recommend Alliant."

Dr. Lena S. Margardechian
CSPP Alumna
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