San Francisco Bay Area Community Services & Placements
GAIN SKILLS, MEET CRITICAL NEEDS
A strong integration between academics and hands-on work skills was one of the original precepts behind the founding of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). Students at the San Francisco campus of Alliant International University have exceptional opportunities to gain practical skills as they provide crucial services to under-served populations.
Central to the clinical training of San Francisco CSPP students is the Oakland Psychological Services Center (PSC), an outpatient community mental health clinic providing services in downtown Oakland and community settings across the Bay. The PSC runs programs for adults, children and families, with different approaches depending on client needs. Services include individual, couples, family, and group therapy. The PSC-Oakland Campus also offers a wide range of assessment services. All treatment modalities foster sensitivity to ethnicity, class, race, gender and sexual orientation.
The Organizational Consulting Centers (OCC) at the San Francisco campus functions
as small business unit within CSPP. We offer consulting services to businesses and
organizations in the private and not for profit sectors and draw upon the expertise
and interests of our faculty and students.
Most of the OCC’s client projects deal with issues of performance effectiveness and efficiency of individuals, departments, and entire organizations. Students who are selected to assist with such projects will gain hands-on experience working closely with a faculty member or one of our local consultant affiliates in performing work such as restructuring organizations, team building, culture realignment, leadership development, or coaching services. The type and number of projects vary from year to year and by campus because they depend on the initiative, creativity, personal contacts, and available time of students and faculty who enjoy these types of challenges.
CSPP Psychological Assessment Clinic provides affordable psychological testing and assessment services to infants and preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our goal is to serve disadvantaged and low income individuals who might otherwise not be able to receive these services. Services are provided both at our clinic office at One Beach Street on the San Francisco campus of Alliant as well as on site at various schools, clinics, hospitals, and home settings. Assessment services are provided by advanced graduate students in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology under the supervision of its faculty and supervisory staff of licensed psychologists.