Making a Difference
Direct service to the community is an important component of every graduate student’s learning experience at CSPP. One of the original precepts behind the founding of CSPP, a strong integration between academics and hands-on work skills is also a key to success in education, organizational development and business careers. Collectively, CSPP students provide over one million hours of mental health, consulting and other services to the surrounding community, with a specific focus on under-served populations. Often, research on various social and behavioral issues is conducted in conjunction with these services.
Psychological Service Centers
The Psychological Service Centers affiliated with the California School of Professional Psychology provide an integral part of the clinical psychology training programs at CSPP. Clinical services are provided by practicum students and interns under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty. In Fresno, for example, students provide psychological services while receiving individual and group on-site supervision in a variety of areas including child/parent clinical cases, in-home geriatric clients, disability evaluation, juvenile probation assessments, child protective services, family court service child custody evaluation, and hospital-based assessments.