My life changed when I came to CSPP-LA. I was honored to have been a part of transforming psychology – who practices, how they practice, what they learn, and who they serve. I was more honored to collectively create an institutional climate and culture built upon the principles of social justice, diversity and compassion with generations of dedicated students, faculty and staff.

Connell Persico,
Retired Senior VP, CSPP

CSPP 50th Anniversary -
Los Angeles

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of CSPP impact with our Los Angeles community.

This special event will bring together alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of CSPP and the Alliant Educational Foundation for celebration, reconnection, and networking.

The event will also include an opportunity for 2 hours of free CE credit

featuring CSPP alumni who will share their expertise.

"Effects of Trauma in the

Current Political Climate: Clinical Implications"

Events for our other campuses will be held in early 2020 and more information is to come.

Los Angeles

Saturday, November 2nd | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Griffin Club LA | 3084 Motor Avenue • Los Angeles, CA 90064

Announcing the Stephanie Byers-Bell Scholarship Fund

Given today’s political climate, and the growing awareness of how race, gender, and privilege are issues which need attention, we are pleased to announce the Stephanie Byers-Bell Scholarship.  Candidates for this award will include students of color and/or those conducting research impacting underserved populations in the CSPP-Los Angeles program in the fields of gender equality, race and diversity.

LA Event
Planning Committee Chair: Connell Persico, Ph

Sponsored in part by:
Susann Bauman, PhD (‘83);
Clara Farah, PhD (’80); Ellen Glaser, PhD (’82);
Dana Kiesel, PhD (’90); and Mason A. Sommers, PhD (’82)
(partial list)

Hosted in part by:


CE Program Agenda

  • Welcome, Overview and Panelist Introductions
  • Current Political Climate and its Consequences for Psychologists
    Judy Chu, PhD (CSPP-LA 1979),
    Congresswoman, California 27th Distr
  • Gun Violence and Trauma
    Richard La Brie, PsyD (CSPP-LA 2015)
  • Immigrant Trauma in Counseling Settings
    Reina Juarez, PhD (CSPP-LA 1982)
    Saimir Thano, PhD (CSPP –LA 20
  • Discussion

The program offers 2.0 free CEUs for CSPP alumni and core faculty.  (There is a fee for all others who would like 2.0 CEUs)

In order to obtain 2.0 CEUs, participants must sign in no later than 2:15 pm and be present until the end at 4:00 pm.  No partial credit units can be given.

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to Sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Let's Get Social

Be sure to use the hashtag #CSPP50 and tag us when sharing social media updates at or about CSPP 50th events!

Check out all #CSPP50 posts here:

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    And check out the photos here.

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