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Joy Bustrum, Psy.D.

Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-5201
Fax: (626) 815-5015
In addition to her work as a professor, Joy M. Bustrum, Psy.D., serves as the director of diversity and is involved in coordination of the psychodynamic systems of psychotherapy concentration. Each summer, she co-leads a group of students to Kenya, East Africa, where she supervises them as they gain clinical hours working with HIV/AIDS orphans and adults in one of Africa’s largest slums. Bustrum maintains a private practice for adults in Pasadena, and her research interests address the areas of psychotherapy with the severely mentally ill and the intersection between relational psychoanalysis and multicultural theory and practice.


Psy.D., Biola University
M.A., Biola University
B.A., Biola University


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Multicultural Theory and Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Relational Psychoanalysis

Courses Taught

PPSY 563 – Psychopathology
PPSY 585 – Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology
PPSY 719 – Social Psychology
PPSY 764 – Psychodynamic Systems of Psychotherapy II
PPSY 765 – Psychodynamic Systems of Psychotherapy III
PPSY 510 – Psychotherapy and Cultural Diversity