Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology Catalog: 1974-1975

State of California, Department of Education The Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of California has issued to Rosemead Graduate School the "Approval to Grant De­ grees," pursuant to Education Code Section 29007 (a) (2). Veterans-Title 38, U.S. Code Rosemead has been approved for training of veterans under Title 38, U.S. Code. Objectives Historically the problems of human adjustment have been handled in isolated fashion by disciplines such as medicine, psychology and religion. The past twenty-five years have seen growing interest in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of behavior. One of the most prominent spokesmen for mutual cooperation between psychol­ ogy and religion is O. H. Mowrer. In his book, The Crisis in Psychiatry and Religion, Mowrer points to the study of personality as a common ground for interdisciplinary contributions.

Religion is, of course, deeply concerned with man as person and personality; and in their shifting perception of man-as-body to man-as-person, psychology and psychiatry find themselves looking again with renewed interest and respect, at religious precept and practice. Whatever may be the incompatibility of religion and these secular disciplines in the metaphysical realm, here, in the study of personality in its social and ethical dimen­ sions, is a natural and favorable meeting place.

Seeing a need to relate biblical concepts to the field of human adjustment, the graduate program at Rosemead seeks to promote study and cooperation between psychology and related disciplines in an evangelical Christian environment. A unique emphasis of the program is the integration of psychological and theological concepts in theory, practice and research. The Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology was established primarily to meet the expanding need for professional psychologists who have an appreciation of biblical contributions in the understand­ ing of human behavior. To meet these goals the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology follows a professional model rather than the traditional scientist-professional model. While Rosemead fully re­ spects the value of the scientist-professional model it is the philos­ ophy of this institution that there is a great need in American civiliza­ tion for highly trained professional psychologists who are equipped to deal with the pressing problems of humanity. Although the scien­ tist-professional model may meet the needs of the researcher and academician it does not do justice to the student preparing for an applied career in the field of psychology. Thorough preparation for professional practice in psychology must include extensive experience with both normal and pathological be­ havior, intensive supervision and case consultation, and the personal sensitivity to deal with unique personalities in a variety of settings. These strategic elements have often failed to receive needed atten­ tion in the research-oriented programs following the scientist-profes­ sional model.


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