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Letter from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in Rosemead School of Psychology. Rosemead is an outstanding place to learn from expert faculty and with your peers as you pursue your education. My hope is that you will find answers to many of your questions at this site and that your review of our materials will only enhance your interest in our programs. At Rosemead you will find a psychological education that is lifelong, worldwide and soul-deep.

Rosemead provides graduate education in the science of psychology, which means that you will understand the biological, psychological and social basis of behavior. You will learn how to critically evaluate, engage and apply research to further understand human behavior. You will learn how to professionally assess psychological problems and formulate diagnoses that will assist you in treatment formulation. You will also learn evidence-based and professional endorsed interventions to help people cope with and recover from various psychological disorders, empowering and assisting them with compassionate care. All of these evidence-based practices are taught from an understanding of humanity that is grounded in our belief that we are all made in the image of God, and that there is wonderful diversity within this image. This biblical understanding of human nature is integrated with the findings of psychology to provide a holistic, spiritually-grounded graduate education. We are interested in your personal and professional formation for God’s purposes. Together, we seek to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and neighbor as self. Therefore, the Rosemead faculty and staff are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity/justice for our students, colleagues, clients and communities.

At Rosemead we have licensed psychologists with years of clinical experience who educate, train and supervise you, providing the kind of mentoring that leads to the development of well-prepared professional psychologists. We also have psychologists trained in foundational (theoretical) areas of psychology and philosophers/theologians who provide formative educational experiences.

We are committed to developing whole and balanced psychologists who serve others in a variety of clinical settings, conducting and/or applying research, teaching and contributing to the greater good of their respective communities. Many of our alumni also serve in local churches and mission agencies throughout the world. Our desire is to continue to produce psychologists who live out their Christian commitment through their professional work in a compelling and winsome manner.

Rosemead offers the following key benefits:

  • Highly regarded psychology programs taught in a nationally ranked university setting
  • The Ph.D. and Psy.D. doctoral programs in clinical psychology have been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1980
  • A well-developed and tested approach to teaching the integration of psychology and theology
  • Required (training) therapy for all students to facilitate understanding of the self and the therapeutic process
  • Supervised laboratory experiences in psychotherapy classes, wherein students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom with clients
  • Faculty with broad interests, seasoned clinical skills, and a record of scholarship who are nationally recognized leaders
  • Faculty who serve in international contexts and seek to help students develop their international interests
  • Personal interaction with faculty in small classrooms
  • An on-campus community counseling center that facilitates clinical skill development
  • Diverse and numerous practicum and internship opportunities
  • A supportive community that seeks your academic and spiritual development
  • A sunny location in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas of the country

Rosemead is committed to building and maintaining a supportive Christian environment which nurtures the whole person, including the spiritual and emotional, as well as the intellectual and professional lives of faculty, staff and students. Equipped with psychological, theological and biblical knowledge, clinical skills, and personal development, you will be prepared to serve Christ and society by treating individuals, families and organizations suffering from a multitude of personal, social, spiritual and emotional challenges.

If you would like to join such an educational community, please read on. Learn what Rosemead School of Psychology can mean to you.

Doug Daugherty, Psy.D.

Dean, Rosemead School of Psychology