The BCC Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology was initially Accredited on Contingency in November 2015 and was awarded Full Accreditation by APA's Commission on Accreditation in July 2018. Our intern selection process follows all guidelines of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and we abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Information about the National Match process and details regarding registration procedures can be found at www.natmatch.com/psychint.
Our Program Code Number for the APPIC Match is 226311.
Applicants for our APA Accredited Doctoral Internship MUST meet the following minimum requirements:
In addition to the minimum requirements outlined above, the Intern Selection Committee takes the following preferred qualifications into consideration:
Some doctoral programs require their students to have additional training contracts and evaluations completed by their internship programs. The Biola Counseling Center internship does not enter into training contracts with academic training programs, and BCC supervisors do not complete evaluations developed by academic training programs. Our training program's evaluation procedures are extensive and comprehensive, and copies of completed evaluations are provided to doctoral programs. If you are enrolled in an academic training program that requires such training contracts and evaluations, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your Director of Clinical Training as to whether or not you are eligible to apply to our program.
The BCC Doctoral Internship utilizes the uniform psychology internship application (AAPI Online) developed by APPIC and only accepts applications that are submitted electronically via the APPIC "AAPI Online" service. Please access the AAPI Online through the APPIC website (www.appic.org).
A COMPLETE APPLICATION for our internship program includes the following materials:
*Per the APPIC AAPI Online supplemental materials policy, only these supplemental materials should be submitted by internship applicants, and all clinical work samples must be stripped of client/patient identifying information. (For Phase II applicants only, these supplemental materials should not be uploaded to the AAPI Online. Applicants should have these materials ready, and be prepared to submit them via email when requested.)
Our application deadline for Phase I of the 2019 Match is November 11, 2019. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email no later than November 25, 2019. We believe that a face-to-face interview is essential for arriving at a mutual decision about selection; however, if it is not possible to interview in person, a Video interview (using VSee) can be arranged. Our interview period for Phase I of the Match will be December 3-19, 2019 and January 6-17, 2020.
The following is a summary of our selection process:
Biola University operates in compliance with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and regulations in conducting the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of the programs and activities of the university. As a religious institution, the university is exempted from certain provisions of federal and state laws and regulations relating to discrimination on the basis of religion. As a Christian university, Biola has requested and received a regulatory exemption under Title IX, and is also exempted from provisions of the California Education Code to the extent that the application of such laws is not consistent with the institution's religious tenets.
Biola University is committed to providing a learning and living environment that promotes safety, transparency, personal integrity, civility, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination. The university deplores the unfair treatment of individuals based on race, color, national origin, sex, socio-economic status, age, disability, or cultural differences regardless whether such treatment is intentional or simply resultant from careless or insensitive behavior. Rather, employees and members of the student body must embrace the expectation of Scripture to love God with all their being and to love their neighbors as themselves.
Match results and employment decisions are contingent on adherence to the following conditions.
As full-time employees of the University, BCC interns must demonstrate a spiritual attitude and a Christian lifestyle consistent with the beliefs, methods, and goals of the university (see Biola's Mission and Statement on Diversity). Candidates who match with the Biola Counseling Center internship program must complete a university employment application in which they commit to uphold all Biola community standards of conduct (see Employee Handbook Section 3.1 and Employee Handbook Section 3.11) and affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with Biola University's Articles of Faith and Biblical Principles. Biola’s theological position has been and remains Christian, Protestant, and theologically conservative.
All positions at Biola University require applicants to undergo a criminal background check that includes a review of any misdemeanor and felony convictions, pending charges, and the national sex offender registry. Results are evaluate