Launched August 1, 2014, the Biola Counseling Center Doctoral Internship was approved for APPIC Membership on October 7, 2014 (member #2263) and received initial APA Accreditation on Contingency November 6, 2015. 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 2018 Match is November 13, 2017. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email no later than November 27, 2017. 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 VSee interview can be arranged. Our interview period for Phase I of the 2017 Match will be December 4-20, 2017 and January 3-12, 2018.
The following is a summary of our selection process:
Biola University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, age, or physical or mental disability. However, as a private religious institution, the university reserves the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices and student admissions.
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 and affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola University Doctrinal Statement. From its inception, Biola’s theological position has been and remains Christian, Protestant, and theologically conservative. 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. Candidates may also be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check. Match result and employment decisions are contingent on adherence to all of these conditions.