The graduates of California Southern University are a diverse and successful group of accomplished individuals. They represent a wide variety of professions and educational experiences, they also share the challenges of balancing careers, personal lives, and education.
CalSouthern is known for providing an adult approach to higher education. Our goal is to serve the individual needs of our student's lifestyles through online distance learning, providing the individual attention they need to ensure success.
We welcome you to view the profiles of just some of our many outstanding business graduates below.
Nancy Miller, PsyD
My CalSouthern Experience
CalSouthern’s eight-week course structure allowed me to excel. I found the curriculum to be rigorous, challenging and well-organized. I also enjoyed the live webinars, the Master Lecture Series and the clinical case conference calls (where I received expert advice and practical feedback to implement during client sessions) all offered at various stages of the program; these allowed me to feel connected to my faculty and fellow learners. CalSouthern supported my success!
In a career that spans 30 years, Dr. Nancy Miller has provided comprehensive mental health services to a wide range of clients across federal, state, international and private practice settings. She is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist and currently maintains a private practice in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, parenting concerns and adjustment to life’s transitions.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Miller also works as a disaster mental health responder. She has provided mental health services in complex humanitarian crises including Operation Desert Storm, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings and the Haitian earthquake.
Her field work in Haiti became the subject of her doctoral project at CalSouthern. The project—titled “Creating Opportunity after Crisis: Examining the Development of the Post-Earthquake Haitian Mental Health Care System”—is a fascinating study of the challenges associated with meeting the extraordinary mental health needs, and bridging the substantial treatment gap, in Haiti following the tragic earthquake of 2010. It also examined the key practices which emerged during the transition from short-term response to the development of long-term, sustainable mental health care through the implementation of culturally relevant, community-focused and evidence-based practices.
The project earned Dr. Miller CalSouthern’s 2015 President’s Award for Doctoral Project Excellence. She hopes to use her findings to inform future field work, including mental health response to the recent earthquake in Nepal.