One of the best and most formative experiences I had at Rosemead was at my first practicum placement. There I received outstanding supervision from a seasoned training analyst that was some of the best supervision I have ever had. As I look back, no other experience, apart from my own therapy, has had more influence on me as a practitioner today.

Sharon Lewis-Bultsma (Psy.D. ’01)
Clinical Psychologist and Speaker

Real-world experience is essential to your clinical skill development as a psychologist. At Rosemead, your hands-on training begins early and builds throughout the program. This training culminates in a full-time, year-long internship in your fifth year of study. All of your Rosemead training prepares you to interact with and work in the mental health community while maintaining a Christian worldview. You'll be prepared through:

Early Exposure

Rosemead operates two counseling centers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, to serve the needs of our communities. Your participation at the Biola Counseling Center will take you beyond the classroom beginning in your first year of study.

Psychotherapy Lab Courses

These courses, take concurrently with theory courses, allow you to practice under supervision in the psychotherapy modalities that you are learning.

An Invaluable Internship

Rosemead's unique clinical program will give you the extensive practical experience you need to qualify for some of the nation's most competitive internship opportunities. Rosemead maintains a high placement rate in APA-approved internships.

Diverse Clinical Experiences

All students complete practicum training with inpatient and outpatient agencies. These agencies provide you with opportunities to work with diverse populations—adults, children, individuals, groups, and families from various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds—allowing you to gain a breadth of clinical experiences in professional settings.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639