Joy Bustrum, PsyD

Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Therapy

Phone: (626) 815-5201
Fax: (626) 815-5015
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Each summer, Joy M. Bustrum, PsyD, 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 of relational psychoanalysis and multicultural theory and practice.


  • PsyD, Biola University
  • MA, Biola University
  • BA, Biola University

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • 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