CSPP and Alliant at the APA Annual Convention

Join Us at the CSPP/Alliant Alumni & Friends Reception Please join us for our annual CSPP/Alliant Alumni and Friends Reception at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado! This is a free event for alumni, current and former faculty, current students and friends of the university. Reception The reception will be held on Friday […]

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Let My People Play: A Psychological Look at the Benefits of Pokémon Go

By Savannah Chapa Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Pokémon Go— a new addition to the ever so popular Pokémon adventures, where smartphone users can roam their towns catching and training the familiar creatures of their youth. Love it or hate it— it’s a huge hit among kids, teens, and even […]

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CSPP Professor to Present at Comic-Con

Clinical psychology professor Janina Scarlet, PhD will be presenting on SEVEN comic-con panels this week: The Geek Shall Inherit: A Look at the Evolution of Geek Culture SuperheroIRL: How Pop Culture Media Brings Justice and Healing Mental Health, Pop Culture, and Empowerment Psychology of Cult TV Superhero Therapy: Using Comics and Superheroes in Therapy and Treatment […]

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Captain America vs. Iron Man: The Psychology of Civil War

CSPP Professor and founder of Superhero Therapy Janina Scarlet recently contributed to the book Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology which is out now at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and includes a forword written by Stan Lee. In the book, she explores the psychological makeup of both characters, and I sat down […]

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Game of Thrones: Psychological Profiles

In the season six Game of Thrones premiere when Ramsay Bolton decided to feed the body (good meat) of the woman he loved to the dogs, I began to contemplate the troubling depths of his psychological makeup. Sure, he is a sadistic psychopath but even the most psychologically troubled tend to show respect for those […]

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MFT PsyD: The Emblematic Win Win

  One of the most remarkable things a psychologist can do is help families navigate the waters of mental and emotional health. Pursuing a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, enables professional psychologists to not only provide exceptional services to families, […]

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Alliant International University PsyD candidate appointed to influential national advisory panel

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University third-year Clinical Psychology PsyD student Kailyn Bobb has been appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises the Secretary of the V.A. on issues and programs impacting women veterans as well as make recommendations for policy and […]

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Stomping on Sandcastles: Summer for a Child with Autism

  By Darlene Sweetland, Ph.D. and Ron Stolberg, Ph.D. Authors of “Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification” Springtime is in the air. The days are getting longer, the weather getting warmer, and kids getting excited for the end to the school year. An unstructured summer, however, […]

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