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Alliant International University Japan Celebrates Graduation and 10th Anniversary

Alliant International University’s Japan campus recently celebrated two milestones. Twenty-six students graduated with master’s degrees in psychology and the Alliant International University’s Japanese program commemorated its 10th anniversary. The Japan program is part of Alliant’s California School of Professional Psychology.

Click to read Spotlight in Japanese: アライアント国際大学東京キャンパスが設立10周年を迎えました

“Our innovative clinical psychology master's program was the first of its kind to be offered in Tokyo,” said Associate Program Director Kay Yoko Tanaka, Ph.D. “The three year program is taught entirely in Japanese and is designed to develop culturally competent practitioners who will work in Japan. Today we are not only celebrating the class of 2012, but our ten year anniversary.”

CSPP Dean Morgan Sammons and Program Director Reiko Homma-True addressed the students during the graduation ceremony.

“Our Japan program has a special place in my heart,” Sammons told the graduates. “You have embodied the spirit of our international mission from the beginning, taking the best in Western psychological science and creating a truly integrated degree. You, our graduates, have received an education like no other. It is heartwarming to see your dedication to your education, your profession and your patients.”

Sammons said this year’s graduating class not only had to complete all  requirements, they had to do it following a number of tremendous crises over the past few years, especially last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.