California School of Professional Psychology

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California School of Professional Psychology
at Alliant International University
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Type Private, Graduate
Established 1969
Chancellor Lisa Porche Burke, Ph.D (1985-1999)
Dean Teresa Chapa[1]
Students 5,200
Location Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, California, United States
Campus Fresno
Irvine
Los Angeles
Mexico City
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Nickname CSPP
Affiliations Alliant International University
Website alliant.edu/cspp

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) was founded in 1969[2] by the California Psychological Association. It is part of Alliant International University where each campus's Clinical Psychology Psy.D. and Ph.D. program is individually accredited by the American Psychological Association.[3] The school has trained approximately half of the licensed psychologists in California.

The school has degree programs in clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, clinical counseling, Organizational Psychology and psychopharmacology at campuses in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Irvine, abroad in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Mexico City.[4] CSPP is one of a handful of APA- accredited schools that also offered a clinical doctoral respecialization in professional psychology.[5]

History[edit]

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) was founded in 1969 under the auspices of the California Psychological Association. CSPP was the first free-standing school of professional psychology in the nation,[2] and remains the largest non-profit professional psychology school in the nation.

The goal of CSPP, is to train doctoral level psychologists in professional practice models and to assure that its students and faculty are as diverse as the State of California. At the time of its founding, these goals were radical in that most clinical psychologists were trained in research universities, where diversity was not seen in neither students nor faculty, and were being produced in very small numbers. At its founding CSPP, worked out of borrowed or rented space with a volunteer (unpaid) faculty, but had a large number of student applicants who were attracted to the new training model.[2]

The founding president of CSPP was Nick Cummings, PhD, who was succeeded by John O'Neill and subsequently by Judith Albino, PhD. (Mary Beth Kenkel, PhD and Rodney L. Lowman, PhD also served as interim presidents.) During the 2000s, under Dr. Albino's tenure, CSPP was renamed Alliant University and the four separately accredited campuses in Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco were combined into a single WASC-accredited institution. The name was subsequently changed to Alliant International University after Alliant merged with (acquired the assets of) U.S. International University, based in San Diego. USIU was known for their faculty of humanistic psychologist that included Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Victor Frankl, and Igor Ansoff.[6] Today, CSPP is one of several schools that make up Alliant International University including a school of education, forensic psychology, a school of management and a law school. CSPP remains the largest of the schools.

CSPP became accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1977. By the mid-1980s all of its Clinical Psychology programs became accredited by the American Psychological Association and its Marriage and Family Therapy programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Each psychology doctorate degree program (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) on each campus is accredited individually by the American Psychological Association.[7]

Program Degrees [8][edit]

CSPP degree programs:[8]

Accreditation[edit]

Awards[edit]

The Los Angeles PsyD in Clinical Psychology program was the 2010 recipient of the Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award from the American Psychological Association for excellence in recruitment, retention, and graduation of ethnic minority students, and for its overall commitment to cultural diversity in all department activities.[10][11]

Notable Current and Former Professors[12][13][edit]

Notable Alumi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.alliant.edu/about-alliant/lead-govern.php
  2. ^ a b c "CSPP's History - Mission - Vision". Alliant International University. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "APA-Accredited Programs". www.apa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Alliant's Locations and Campuses". Alliant International University. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Respecialization in Professional Psychology". www.apa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  6. ^ a b c d "CSPP's History - Mission - Vision". Alliant International University. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Accredited Programs in Clinical Psychology". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Programs & Majors | Alliant International University". www.alliant.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  9. ^ a b c "Accreditation | Alliant International University". www.alliant.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  10. ^ "PsyD in Clinical Psychology - Los Angeles | Alliant International University". www.alliant.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  11. ^ "Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award". www.apa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  12. ^ "Faculty | California School of Professional Psychology | Alliant International University". www.alliant.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  13. ^ "Faculty List | California School of Professional Psychology | Alliant International University". www.alliant.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  14. ^ "Glendon Staff «  The Glendon Association". www.glendon.org. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  15. ^ "Our Staff - Alternatives Addiction Treatment". Alternatives Addiction Treatment. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  16. ^ "Oregon State Archives: Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide: State Government Legislators and Staff - 2003 Regular Session". arcweb.sos.state.or.us. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  17. ^ "Kevin McCready | San Joaquin Psycotherapy Center | ZoomInfo.com". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  18. ^ "USC Engemann Student Health Center | USC". engemannshc.usc.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  19. ^ "Faculty Spotlight: Debbie Glaser | Alliant International University". www.alliant.edu. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  20. ^ "Alliant Spotlights: Alliant professor and forensic psychologist develops training to prevent sexual misconduct in schools". www.alliant.edu/. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  21. ^ "Alliant International University". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 

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