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Sacramento

California’s Capital City

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A Sacramento College with Programs in Psychology


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Alliant International University in Sacramento is nestled between the Sacramento and American rivers. As California’s state capital and fastest-growing major city, Sacramento, is notable for being a major political, financial, and medical hub in Northern California. This ensures that Alliant International University college students have a wide range of career, internship, networking, and volunteer opportunities available to them while attending our Sacramento university to help set them up for a successful career.

We offer degree programs in marriage and family therapy and clinical psychology in Sacramento. Ready to start a new career at our college in Sacramento?

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Sacramento has entered a 21st century renaissance—the metropolitan area itself has become a cultural hot spot with a vibrant art scene. It’s filled with incredible farm-to-fork restaurants, gastropubs, microbreweries, performance arts centers, music halls, museums, historic sites, and idyllic parks. Whether you want to explore the Sacramento city or go camping for the weekend, Alliant is a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Tahoe, and Yosemite.

The Alliant International University campus’ California School of Professional Psychology hosts approximately 200 enrolled post-graduate psychology students per year. It’s home to multiple classrooms, a beautiful and extensive library, and a state-of-the-art research facility. Ideally situated, the campus itself is just off the I-5 and is accessible from all major thoroughfares in the city proper. If you are looking to live in a beautiful city while achieving your higher education, choose a psychology degree in Sacramento with Alliant International University.

Sacramento Campus Graduate Programs

The Sacramento campus focuses on graduate programs in psychology. The three degrees offered, include:

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  • Psychology Degrees
    • MA in Marital and Family Therapy – This degree program trains and instructs students on the psychology underlying the ever-evolving complexities of the modern-day family. Once finished, graduates of the master’s degree will be prepared to go out into the world and impact individuals and families alike, no matter their circumstances.
    • PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Sacramento – This is a doctoral education and training in clinical psychology that is aligned with contemporary theory and utilizes a practitioner-scholar model. The goal is to train students to become clinical psychologists who are able to use communication and problem-solving in order to help others. Contact us to learn more about this Psyd program in Sacramento. 

    • PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy – This doctoral program employs a model of scholarship that combines advanced behavioral theory with practical hands-on training. Our doctors in psychology will leave equipped to guide clients and patients towards positive, hopeful outcomes. Contact our admissions team for information on tuition fees, enrollment, student services and more.

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"My professional training through Alliant International University, Sacramento has afforded me the opportunity to pursue multiple avenues post graduation. Through the dedication and support of the faculty I have successfully presented research at national and international conferences. The high academic standards of the Sacramento campus helped me secure a teaching position and become a director of a nonprofit agency overseeing 8 counties within months of graduating. I am truly grateful for the faculty and staff at the Sacramento campus. Their commitment has allowed me to thrive in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy."
Jennifer Valin
Alumni
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“I have excelled in my professional career as a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. I’ve fulfilled goals but also feel excited for new goals.”
Katherine Wilson
Alumnus, California School of Professional Psychology
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Our Faculty

We have an illustrious staff of professors who’ve made impacts within their individual fields. Notable members of the Sacramento Campus include: 

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marion chiurazzi
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Marion Chiurazzi PhD, Associate Professor and Program Director – Dr. Chiurazzi has served for several years as both a professor and program director of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Sacramento. She teaches courses on interventions, psychopathology, and applications with forensic populations in the Corrections Psychology emphasis. 

A significant portion of her professional career has been devoted to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where she acted as the clinical director for the department’s Mental Health Program. 

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Sean Davis, PhD, Professor – Dr. Sean Davis is a distinguished professor at Alliant International University. Dr. Davis' work focuses on common factors of effective marriage and family therapy treatments. He is widely published in this area, most notably having co-authored the first book on this subject and two articles for which he and his co-authors received the 2014 and 2015 article of the year award in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, his field's top journal. Dr. Davis is also the co-author (with Dr. Michael Nichols) of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, and The Essentials of Family Therapy, two of the field's most widely used theory textbooks. In addition to his work on common factors, Dr. Davis enjoys international education opportunities, having taken students to Mexico and Italy.

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Dr. Tatiana Glebova
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Tatiana Glebova, PhD, Professor and Program Director – Dr. Glebova has served as Sacramento CFT branch director since 2013.  She also teaches courses on family therapy theories, diversity, and research methods. Her research interests include family therapy process, transgenerational trauma, contextual therapy, and professional burnout. Over the years she has written and co-authored dozens of publications and presented at major professional conferences nationally and internationally. She is a licensed family therapist in CA whose practice includes working with immigrant families.  

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Emil Rodolfa Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology – Noted speaker, researcher, and lecturer, Dr. Rodolfa has taught several subjects at the Sacramento campus, notably ethics, supervision, and cognitive-behavior.

A noted fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), he facilitates a research lab exploring psychology education and training issues. He has co-authored three books and numerous articles on education, training, and competency.

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emil rodolfa
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How to Get to our University in Sacramento

Our Sacramento campus address is:
2030 W. El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95833. 

The college campus is conveniently located, right off exit 521B of the I-5, and less than a mile from the I-80. 

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

Our contact number is: (916) 565-2955

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