The Biola Counseling Center (BCC) trains four full-time doctoral interns each year. BCC's internship positions are partially affiliated with the Rosemead School of Psychology doctoral programs. Qualified Rosemead candidates are given preference in ranking order for two of the four positions. Qualified candidates from other doctoral programs are also considered and ranked, and are encouraged to apply.
The BCC offers a wide range of psychotherapeutic and psychological testing services to Biola University undergraduate and graduate students as well as serving adult individuals, couples, families and children from the university’s faculty, staff and community residents in its surrounding cities. Thus, a significant strength of the BCC doctoral internship lies in the opportunity to receive supervised experience in both clinical and counseling psychology. These experiences include: short and long-term psychotherapy with university students and community clients, couples and families; group psychotherapy; personality, psycho-diagnostic, and psycho-educational assessment; on-call/emergency and crisis services; provision of supervision to practicum students; and campus outreach and consultation.
At the BCC, interns function as professionals in training and are considered an integral part of the staff. The BCC is the primary resource for individual therapy for the university’s enrolled students, both residential and commuter. Students seeking services come with a wide range of presenting concerns from normative developmental issues (e.g., transitional struggles, individuation, relationships, identity development and cultural adjustment) to more serious or longstanding issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, self-harming behavior, family of origin issues). The BCC also seeks to be a comprehensive campus resource providing process-oriented and psycho-educational group therapy, outreach/prevention/wellness programming, and drop-in consultation and referrals for students, faculty and staff.