In Brief

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) has launched Alliant University, a new university system that will comprise CSPP and three new schools--a School of Education, a College of Organizational Studies and a School of Social and Policy Studies.

"We are becoming a broader-based institution seeking to expand into such fields as management, legal studies, teacher education, community development and policy studies and other human resource fields," says Judith Albino, PhD, president of CSPP and Alliant University.

This fall, the new School of Education at Alliant University will begin offering teacher preparation programs for credentialization in multiple subjects. The programs will cover state-mandated elements as well as anger management and violence prevention strategies; instructional technology to help students become technologically capable; multicultural competencies to enable teachers to work with diverse students; and the neuropsychology of learning styles.

The School of Education also offers an advanced standing doctoral program in school psychology and plans to launch additional credential, master's and doctoral programs.

The College of Organizational Studies will offer master's and doctoral-level programs in industrial, organizational and consulting psychology. Its new graduate degree programs include master's programs in change leadership and organizational psychology, doctoral and master's programs in organization behavior and a PhD in consulting psychology.

Alliant's School of Social and Policy Studies focuses on understanding the effects that social systems, communities and cultures have on human behavior. The school offers a master's in community development, a PsyD in culture and human behavior and both a PhD and PsyD in forensic psychology.

CSPP, which becomes the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University this month, will continue to offer programs in clinical and health psychology, as well as new clinical programs, such as the postdoctoral master's degree program in clinical psychopharmacology.

--D. SMITH