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About Our Clinical Psychology Program

A psychology school is only as good as the psychologists it trains. Founded in 1969, the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) has educated over 16,000 psychology graduates as one of the nation’s first free-standing schools of professional psychology. Today, CSPP continues its commitment to preparing the next generation of mental health professionals and advocates.

Our dedication to ensuring every community’s access to quality mental health care extends from integrated care to inclusive family therapy, and our students and alumni begin making an impact in the communities they serve from the moment they set foot in our classrooms. 

Why CSPP?

Hands-On
Experience

Each of our students have a plethora of opportunities to get professional practice through practica and internships with thousands of practice sites including hospitals, mental health organizations, prison and correctional systems, and more.

Mentorship
Opportunities

Become a professional before you graduate. Accelerate your growth with individual attention in a small class setting and form strong relationships with accomplished faculty in the mental health field.

APA-Accredited

Each of our Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs is individually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Notable
Faculty

Alliant's Psychology program professors have included: Abraham Maslow, Victor Frankl, Carl Rogers, and more.

Our Programs

Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

The Clinical Psychology doctoral programs prepare
students to function as multifaceted clinical psychologists
through curricula based on an integration of psychological
theory, research, and practice. The program is a practitioner
and scholar oriented program. The curricula have four
major areas of study: foundations of psychology, clinical
and professional theory and skills, applied clinical research,
and professional growth.

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Clinical Psychology (PhD)

The program develops competent professional
psychologists skilled in delivering a variety of clinical services to diverse populations in varied settings. The program’s most distinctive component is its dual emphasis on clinical practice and clinical scholarship. Our students take courses in a wide range of subjects, including statistics, theories of personality, psychological assessment, multicultural issues, and psychological practice.

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“I couldn’t have asked for more of CSPP - the training opportunities, the practicum, the number of sites that you are given access to - it really delivers in terms of the clinical training… it’s spectacular.”

- Anna Jacques

“I deliberately chose CSPP because it is a professional school, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner, and I went to Alliant for that unique model. The school provided a good balance for making you a good consumer of data and science, yet also preparing you to work as a professional.”

- Mark Blankenship, CSPP Alumnus

“I realized that it was the perfect place to challenge my skills and experience working with different populations - I knew that no matter where I went after - I would have experience working with several diverse populations.”

- Trisha K.

What Our Students Are Saying

Campus Locations

San Diego

San Diego

PhD | PsyD

• 10 emphasis areas, including Integrated Health

• 100 practicum sites across San Diego County

• Strong emphasis on support and/or student success

• Diverse faculty expertise in: Sports, Neurological,
and Health Psychology

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

PhD | PsyD

• 17 emphasis areas, including Social Justice

• Over 40 CSPP San Francisco presenters at last year's APA convention

• Over 150 practicum sites offered in the SF Bay Area, including the SF Department of Public Health

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

PhD | PsyD

• Nearly 100 practicum sites in LA, Orange, and San Bernardino counties

• Nationally Recognized Training in Multicultural Psychology—Recipient of Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award for Commitment for Cultural Diversity

• Abundant opportunities to partner with faculty in research labs

Fresno

Fresno

PhD | PsyD

• On-site Psychological Services Center for practicum placements

• Renowned Forensic Psychology emphasis area with practicum opportunities at state prisons and hospitals

• 100% student placement in APA-accredited internship sites over the last two years

Sacramento

Sacramento

PsyD

• Unique correctional psychology emphasis area with practice placements in state prisons

• Only APA-accredited program in Sacramento

• Intimate campus environment with an average class size of 11

Your Career in Clinical Psychology Begins Today

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Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). We are an equal opportunity employer and educator. Please note that not all programs are available at every campus, online, or to residents of every state. For our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please go to our website at www.alliant.edu/consumer-information.

All Clinical Psychology Programs are Accredited by APA — the American Psychological Association.
The California School of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs offered on the Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco campuses are individually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

*Questions related to a program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Web:
https://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Earn Your Degree in
Clinical Psychology

Take your psychology degree, and your future, to the next level at one of the top ranked APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Programs.

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Earn Your Degree in
Clinical Psychology

Take your psychology degree, and your future, to the next level at one of the top ranked APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Programs in the nation.

About Our Clinical Psychology Program

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For new students who meet all admission requirements and have been fully admitted into an academic program within CSPP for the Fall 2021 term.

The California School of Professional Psychology is offering more than $1,000,000 in scholarships!

Alliant has established a scholarship for newly admitted clinical psychology students at our Sacramento and Fresno campuses to support the demand for the future behavioral health workforce in California’s Central Valley.

Learn more! 

Sacramento and Fresno Campus Scholarships

IMPACT Scholarships

Special IMPACT Scholarships for Psi Chi Members

Of the IMPACT scholarships being offered for the 2021–2022 academic year, $100,000 dollars is designated specifically for Psi Chi members. 

CSPP Scholarship Opportunities

Apply by the Deadline on March 1, 2021

Apply Today
Speak with a Counselor and Learn More

For new students who meet all admission requirements and have been fully admitted into an academic program within CSPP for the Fall 2021 term.

The California School of Professional Psychology is offering more than $1,000,000 in scholarships!

Alliant has established a scholarship for newly admitted clinical psychology students at our Sacramento and Fresno campuses to support the demand for the future behavioral health workforce in California’s Central Valley.

Learn more! 

Sacramento and Fresno Campus Scholarships

IMPACT Scholarships

Special IMPACT Scholarships for Psi Chi Members

Of the IMPACT scholarships being offered for the 2021–2022 academic year, $100,000 dollars is designated specifically for Psi Chi members. 

CSPP Scholarship Opportunities

Apply by the Priority Deadline on Jan. 24, 2021

Apply Today
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