• A Destiny Delayed

    Aug 28, 2013 by Tom Dellner
    Today, Freddie Williams is a busy man. He's a full-time mental health clinician for Los Angeles County, specializing in the treatment of addiction. He also does counseling work at The Design for Living treatment facility in Lancaster, California, where he sits on the board of directors.
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  • Psychology Insider: Spiritual Resources in Successful Recovery from Addiction—A Summary of Recent Research

    Aug 28, 2013 by Barbara Grimes, PhD
    Recently, the topic of addiction recovery has not only been in the news, it also has been the subject of a wealth of scholarly publication. Not long ago, I came across two research articles published on the National Institute of Health website (see “references” below). Both articles specifically explored research conducted on individuals with the diagnosis of alcohol abuse or dependence.
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  • Current Issues in Addiction Counseling: A Conversation with Dr. Linda Salvucci

    Mar 28, 2013 by Tom Dellner
    CalSouthern faculty mentor Dr. Linda Salvucci has three decades of experience in the behavioral health field, with most of her career dedicated to the study and treatment of addiction. She’s worked in almost every imaginable setting, from hospitals to prisons, community and private mental health agencies and addiction treatment centers.
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  • Dr. Bob Weathers Offers Tips for Transformative Learning

    Mar 28, 2013 by Robert Weathers, PhD
    It’s a topic we re-visit again and again: tips for learning success. We return to this subject so frequently for a couple of reasons. First, it’s important. Sure, one’s capacity to learn is inherent, to an extent.
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  • Psychology Insider: CalSouthern's New Certificate in Addiction Studies

    Jan 18, 2013 by Robert Weathers, PhD
    Owing to unprecedented modern stressors, addiction to both substances (alcohol, drugs) and behaviors (sex, shopping, gambling) has never been more prevalent. As a result, counseling for addicted populations is a major growth industry.
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  • Another CalSouthern PsyD Grad Attains Licensure

    Jul 20, 2012 by University Communications
    We caught up with Dr. Fellegvari for a short conversation during which she reflected on the licensing process and her CalSouthern experience, in addition to discussing some of her plans for the future.
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  • Chaplain, Soldier, Student

    May 11, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    Captain Kenneth Okeze is an extraordinary human being. A deeply religious man, he immigrated to the United States from his native Nigeria to do missionary work, reaching out and ministering to drug addicts on the streets of Los Angeles, California.
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  • CalSouthern Learner Terry Martin Named Practitioner of the Year

    Mar 21, 2012 by University Communications
    California Southern University congratulates PsyD learner Terry Martin on being named Practitioner of the Year by the Hawaii Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Martin, who maintains a private practice in Aiea, Hawaii, is a cognitive behavioral therapist and life coach, specializing in treating military servicemen and women with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
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  • CalSouthern Learners and Alumni Progress Toward Licensure

    Jan 31, 2012 by University News
    Blair Banks (PsyD, Class of 2008) and Norman Bentson (PsyD, Class of 2011) have recently attained licensure as clinical psychologists in the State of California.
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  • For the Love of Other People

    Jan 19, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    It seems clichéd. A scene from a formulaic movie. Moved by the lecture of a beloved English professor, a student devotes herself to a life in academia. Upon witnessing a gray whale breaching the blue waters of the Pacific, a young man just knows that one day he’ll become a marine biologist. A school-sponsored trip to the symphony inspires a career in music.
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