Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology Catalog: 1974-1975

In following the professional model the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology continues to stress the importance of the scientific method and of a working knowledge of the data and theory of scien­ tific psychology. It is essential for a psychological practitioner to be grounded in the data of his science and to develop an objective, inquiring spirit. Training in general psychological theory and research is considered essential to competent professional practice as well as to the evaluation of research and the development of research tech­ niques appropriate to the unique problems of professional psychology. In accordance with this philosophy Rosemead has developed a doctoral program combining scientific foundations in general and experimental psychology with courses and practicum facilities de­ signed to promote insights and skills necessary for effective profes­ sional service. It is the primary goal of the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology to provide students with necessary tools for a broad understanding of human behavior including the psychological and theological formulations regarding the nature of personality function­ ing. Having this foundation, a second goal is to provide graduates with training necessary to enable them to make application of fact and theory to the pressing problems of humanity. The achievement of these objectives requires the following: (1) Knowledge and understanding of the content, theory and methodolog­ ical procedures of psychology as a science (2) A basic grounding in the theological view of man (3) Specialized knowledge of personality development and functioning including healthy as well as pathological methods of adaptation (4) Understanding of overall human functioning as it relates specifically to educational and vocational endeavors (5) Personal sensitivity and effective interpersonal skills (6) Ability to diagnose properly the effectiveness of personality and intellectual adjustment and utilize appropriate therapeutic techniques to alter maladaptive functioning (7) Competence in the execution and evaluation of psychological and educational research (8) Awareness of professional and ethical relationships in appropriate fields of research, theory and practice Graduate programs are designed to balance formal course instruc­ tion with small seminars, case observation, supervised counseling experience and participation in original research projects. In order to cover the large body of material in psychology, all students com­ plete the equivalent of four years of full-time study and internship in psychology. The theological requirements, which entail approximately one full year of study, are in addition to the psychology requirements. This additional preparation in theology lengthens the program to a minimum of five years of full-time study beyond the bachelor's degree.


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