Rosemead welcomed Nancy Crawford, Psy.D., and Ward Davis, Psy.D. as new tenure-track faculty members.
Evidence Based Practice curriculum was developed to begin in the 2nd year of the Rosemead program. This exciting new front has largely been taught by Laura Pedigo, Psy.D., and Annie Fujikawa, Ph.D., at the Biola Counseling Center. Within the context of professional meetings at BCC, practicum students were equipped with resources about Evidence Based Practice and Empirically Supported Treatments. The BCC has also started to supplement psychotherapy with Evidence Based Practice outcome measures when it was considered beneficial for the client. Elements of Evidence Based Practices were further facilitated through focused discussions in the weekly 3rd-year consultation groups led by Ward Davis, Psy.D.
Rosemead School of Psychology held a multicultural training seminar for students and faculty. Dr. Mark Yarhouse and Dr. LaTrelle Jackson of Regent University facilitated discussions with faculty and students to dialogue about multicultural issues at Rosemead and the field of clinical psychology at large.
The addition of History of Psychoanalytic Thought to the required curriculum was approved. This required course will be implemented in the spring of 2012 and will be taught by Dr. Beth Brokaw.
Dave Cimbora, Ph.D., was recently elected to the position of President-Elect of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP). This is a three-year term during which Dr. Cimbora will fulfill his presidential year in 2012-2013. As president, he will represent one of the largest professional psychology educational organizations in the country. He will carry on these duties while continuing in his full-time role as the Director of Clinical Training at Rosemead.