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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 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 510 – Psychotherapy and Cultural Diversity
  • 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