DepartmentRosemead School of Psychology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (2010)
  • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University (2007)
  • B.A., California State University Long Beach (2004)

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Joseph De Luna is a clinical psychologist and registered play therapist, specializing in children and families. He graduated from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in 2010. Prior to joining the Rosemead faculty in 2017, he worked at The Guidance Center in Long Beach, which is a nonprofit community mental health center serving underprivileged children and families. At this agency, he provided direct clinical services as well as clinical supervision. In addition to teaching and administrative duties at Rosemead, he provides therapy for children and families through the Biola Counseling Center.


  • American Psychological Association (Member, 2007-Present)
  • Association for Play Therapy (Member, 2010-Present)
  • National Council of Schools & Programs of Professional Psychology (Member, 2019-Present)


  • Southern California Regional Play Therapy Conference. Presented on "Good Vibrations, Sweet Sensations: Addressing Trauma through Senses." March 2019
  • Five Acres, Pasadena. Presented on "Development Delays: Interventions to Help Children and Families Thrive." October 2018
  • The Guidance Center, Long Beach. Presented on "Good Vibrations, Sweet Sensations: Addressing Trauma through Senses." May 2017
  • Head Start Parent Meeting, Los Angeles. Presented on "Helpful Tips for Parents of Children with Mental Health Concerns." May 2014
  • Association for Play Therapy, Los Angeles. Presented on "Play Therapy: The Basics ... and a bit more." August 2013

Research Interests

  • Children
  • Families
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Clinical Training

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Family
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Children and Trauma
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