Clinical Psychology (PhD)

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Omar Alhassoon

Associate Professor

Dr. Omar Alhassoon is a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and an research scientist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He completed his PhD under the mentorship of Igor Grant, M.D. and specialized in neuropsychology and neuroimaging of substance use disorders. His research has focused on the use of variety of imaging techniques such as Proton and Carbon-13 nuclear […]

Carolyn Allard

Associate Professor & Program Director

Carolyn B. Allard, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) of Alliant International University. Dr. Allard received her B.A. (Hons.) from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and has her Board […]

Debra Bekerian

Interim Program Director

Dr Bekerian received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating she worked for the Medical Research Council's Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, UK, where she was a senior research scientist on applied memory and trauma projects. She then worked for the University of East London, as a Reader in the School of Psychology. While in the UK she received training […]

Molly Burrets

Associate Prof & Dir of LA Clinical PhD

Dr. Burrets works with individuals, couples, and families to understand and address a broad range of mental health concerns, including mood and personality disorders, trauma, sexual identity and orientation, bereavement, and romantic relationship functioning. Her research has focused on the impact of stress on marital satisfaction, evidence based cross-cultural assessment, and couple therapy process and outcome. Dr. Burrets was the recipient of Northwestern University's Award […]

Joanne Callan

Distinguished Professor

Dr. Joanne E. Callan is a Distinguished Professor in the Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD Programs at the California School of Professional Psychology – San Diego of Alliant International University. She teaches courses on psychoanalytic theory and applications, including lifespan developmental theory (e.g., normal and adjustment issues/psychopathology among children and adolescents), psychology of women, object relations, and attachment theory. She served as Dean, then Provost, […]

Merle Canfield


Dr. Merle Canfield spent his early career working with chronic schizophrenic clients in a state psychiatric hospital and then in a community mental health clinic and hospital. In a mental health center, he continued to work with chronic schizophrenics and also built and maintained psychiatric teams. In both of these settings he found himself wondering about outcomes and consequently performed program evaluation in both settings. […]

Kristin Conover

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kristin J. Conover is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at CSPP-Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies. She earned a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa […]

Constance Dalenberg

Distinguished Professor

Dr. Constance Dalenberg is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the California School of Professional Psychology. She received her M.A. in clinical psychology and PhD in social psychology (with additional 4 year doctoral training in clinical psychology) at the University of Denver. Her research and clinical writings in the area of psychological trauma have won multiple awards, including the Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement […]

Dalia Ducker

Academic Dean

Dr. Dalia Ducker currently serves as Interim Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. She has been a faculty member at CSPP since 1977 and a professor since 1991. She was CSPP Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2009 to 2014, after serving as program director of the CSPP-San Francisco Clinical Psychology PhD program since 2003. As a faculty […]

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