On April 3, Avenal State Prison (ASP) hosted a job fair for doctoral students in psychology from Alliant International University (AIU), Fresno Campus.
Dr. Liang, associate professor and director of the Clinical Psychology Program at California College of Professional Psychology/AIU, helped coordinate the tour.
The event included an educational seminar presented by Assistant ASP Warden Edward Borden and O’Brian Bailey, Lt. James Campbell, Senior Psychologist Lisa Dobrosdravic, and Chief of Mental Health Gregory Chaperstein. The students also toured the ASP.
During the ASP Career Fair, participants learned to work as a mental health professional in a correctional setting. Many have expressed interest in working at the CDC in the future. Students have also expressed interest in completing internships, internships, and dissertations within the CDCR.
The ASP hopes to continue hosting collaborative events with local universities to convey the multiple career opportunities offered to mental health professionals within the CDCR.
He also thanked ASP Warden Martin Gamboa’s mental health division and CEO Jaron Nash, who have inspired and encouraged the collaborative effort.
Story by G. Shapirshtyen, Ph.D
Submitted by Lieutenant J. Campbell
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