Pine Rest’s training program is highly sought out by prospective psychology interns across the country, with typical application to acceptance ratios of 20 to 1. Many graduates of the training program have gone on to highly productive careers within the Pine Rest family or other respected institutions throughout the country. The training program has been highly successful in preparing psychologists for a variety of Doctoral roles, and is seen as a successful microcosm of Pine Rest’s philosophy and mission in practice.

Pine Rest values the opportunity to provide an atmosphere of continual learning through training—fostering community partnerships while articulating and enhancing the organizational mission. We realize that good training challenges clinical staff as well as interns, and are determined to continually evaluate what we believe and how we practice in light of scientific discoveries and faith-based integration. We invite you to become a part of the history and relationship of reciprocal learning at Pine Rest.


2015-2016 Graduate Program
Casilda Maxwell* Howard University
Beatriz Medina Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy
Lisa Meyer University of West Virignia
Matthew Varnell Fuller Theological Seminary
2014-2015 Graduate Program
Alissa Banyasz University of Akron
Brittany Johnson* Rosemead/Biola University
Diana Ro* Fuller Theological Seminary
Garrett Weatherhead Western Michigan University
2013-2014 Graduate Program
Chelsea Boska Baylor University
Katrina Conli Rosemead / Biola University
Julia Delekta University of Detroit Mercy
Valerie Johnson Fuller Theological Seminary
2012-2013  Graduate Program
Mikhila Humbad* Michigan State University
Kimberley Kunze* George Fox University
Bernice Patterson* Western Michigan University
Nicole Wyngarden* Northern Illinois University
2011-2012  Graduate Program
Tanisha Drummond Marywood University
Evonne Edwards* Rosemead/Biola Uiversity
Kristin Emanuael* Northwestern University
Rachel Jensen* Wheaton College
Rebecca Klott Western Michigan University
2010-2011 Graduate Program
Lesley Hetterscheidt* Wayne State University
Sara Lynema* Wheaton College
Dan Post* Wheaton College
Elizabeth Ward* Argosy University
2009-2010  Graduate Program
Keith Louwerse George Fox University
Sera Gruszka* Ball State University
Selina Hill* Tennessee State University
Sarah Muench* Wheaton College
2008-2009  Graduate Program
Emily Cree Fuller Theological Seminary
Audrey Nauta Roosevelt University
Denise Olson Wheaton College
Lindsey Root* University of Miami
2007-2008  Graduate Program
Karen Cleveland* Fuller Theological Seminary
Steven Runner* Wheaton College
Nicole Ware Spencer* Argosy University-Illinois

*Indicates employment with Pine Rest upon completion of internship.