• 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.
  • A Conversation With Coach Taylor

    Jan 19, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    Out here in the free world, we have so many distractions. There are bills to pay, iPads to buy, mobile phones that are ringing. There’s not a lot of time to be peaceful, still, to pay attention to the silence, to learn, and to ponder possibilities.
  • An Advocate for Children

    Nov 24, 2011 by University Communications
    Like many parents, Sherie Mahlberg wasn’t satisfied with the status quo that existed within her children’s school district. The Vacaville, California resident and CalSouthern alumnus—Mahlberg graduated in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Psychology—had strong opinions regarding a number of critical issues facing the district, and a belief that the children needed a leader to advocate on their behalf.
  • A Lifetime in the Making

    Nov 19, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    CalSouthern PsyD graduate Sandra Pollino has called upon her unique life experience as a nurse, counselor, psychotherapist, performance coach, and flight attendant to write Flying Fear Free: Seven Steps to Relieving Air Travel Anxiety.
  • The Masters of Psychotherapy: Personal Reflections

    Sep 30, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    To say that Dr. Jeffrey Zeig’s career has been extraordinary is far from hyperbole. In fact, it may be an understatement. He is a renowned psychologist and marriage and family therapist with a private practice based in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Technology’s Impact on Social Relationships—The Data May Surprise You!

    Sep 26, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    My relationship with technology and social media is a little like my relationship with fast food. I enjoy it immensely and find it semi-addictive, but deep down, I wonder what it’s doing to me.
  • Dr. Jill Moland, CalSouthern PsyD Graduate, Passes EPPP Exam

    Sep 11, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    After successfully passing the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (the “EPPP”), only the California Psychology Supplemental Examination (“CPSE”) stands between Dr. Jill Moland and her California Psychologist License.
  • For Those Who Suffer in Silence

    Aug 26, 2011 by Linda A. Fischer, PhD
    Dr. Linda Fischer is a writing advisor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She is a U.S. Army veteran, retiring as a major after a successful military career of more than 20 years.
  • EMDR: Realities, Misconceptions, and Broader Applications

    Aug 16, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has fascinated the public and polarized the mental health community for years. Perhaps it’s the unusual bi-lateral stimulation that’s fundamental to its protocol, or the claims of rapid and dramatic relief of client symptoms that have caused this psychotherapy method to be a lightning rod for controversy and skepticism since its inception more than two decades ago.
  • Toward a New Era - An Interview With CAMFT's New Executive Director

    Aug 16, 2011 by University Communications
    Transitioning into any new job can be daunting. But when you’re an association executive, you’re presented with a unique set of challenges. Not only do you have to familiarize yourself with the business operations of the association, but in many cases, you need to learn a whole new industry—its history and all the current issues affecting the constituency you now represent.



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