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Brandman Partners with CASP to offer educational opportunities to psychology professionals

December 21, 2016

Sacramento, California – December 21, 2016 – Brandman University, a nonprofit and regionally accredited institution dedicated to working adults, announces its partnership with the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) to offer scholarships for its members.

The relationship between the organizations, which has been steadily building over the years, has now been formalized to help increase CASP membership and bring new opportunities to psychology professionals. Heidi Holmblad, executive director for the association, supports the partnership by saying, “CASP is already seeing the benefits of Brandman’s offer of scholarships for its members. Although the program is just getting off the ground, we have a few new members who joined to receive the Brandman scholarships.”

Brandman University offers undergraduate and graduate pathways for psychology professionals with multiple concentration areas from which to choose. Those who apply the scholarship to the bachelor’s in psychology degree can take classes online or on campus and are able to specialize in child psychology, community psychology, industrial/organizational psychology or preclinical psychology.  Graduate students may pursue their master’s in professional clinical counseling, or combine it with coursework in marriage and family therapy, at select California campuses. An additional option in counseling is available at select Brandman University Washington state locations. CASP members may also apply their scholarships to more than 50 degree, certificate, credential and authorization programs, including Brandman’s prestigious doctorate in education (Ed.D.) in organizational leadership.

The partnership is one of many ways Brandman University supports its professional communities. The school’s psychology program chair Dr. Pedro Olvera is proud to serve as the president-elect of the association and its community relations representatives consistently look for new ways to engage with members. From hosting webinars for professional development and career-relevant academic pathways to attending and presenting on top psychology trends at annual CASP conferences, Brandman is thrilled to expand its partnership with the association.

The two organizations share similar missions rooted in providing quality educational opportunities to busy professionals, which further solidified the partnership. “The relationship is sure to flourish. We now have a resource for workshop presenters with expertise in a variety of school psychology topics. The advertising of this partnership alone is bound to increase our membership numbers. Thank you, Brandman, for making this offer to California’s school psychologists,” said Holmblad.

About Brandman University

Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves 12,000 students annually with programs available through an online campus and at 27 campuses and sites throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. www.Brandman.edu

About CASP

Founded in 1953 and located in Sacramento, the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) is the statewide membership organization for school psychologists in California. With a membership close to 1,800, CASP is the largest statewide organization of school psychologists in the nation and the strongest voice for psychologists practicing in California’s schools. In addition to providing liaison with various state boards and commissions, CASP actively represents the profession to legislative audiences, governmental officials, and other policy-making bodies. The Association provides continuing professional development to the membership through regional training programs and an annual convention. Publications of the Association include quarterly newsletter and a quarterly, peer-reviewed research journal. http://casponline.org/

Media Contact: Lindsay Amanda Racen | lsmith@brandman.edu | 949-341-9916

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