Train At Pine Rest | Psychology Predoctoral Internship

Program History

Program History

Program History

Pine Rest’s Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship was developed approximately 50 years ago, with APA accreditation first being given in 1982*.

Graduates of the training program have gone on to highly productive careers in the U.S. and beyond, with many electing to remain with Pine Rest.

With an increased focus toward formal postdoctoral training, we have been pleased that our graduates have been able to obtain formal post-doctoral training positions. Nonetheless, the training program has been highly successful in preparing psychologists for a variety of post-internship positions, including college and university faculty, independent practice, community counseling, university-based hospital systems, college counseling centers, and integrated health systems.

Program Graduates

2021 2020-2021 Graduate Program
2 Amy Smith* Wheaton College
3 Lauren Sparks* Wayne State University
4 Luke VanderWal* Wheaton College
5 Kelsey Woolner* Rosemead/Biola University
2021 2013-2014 Graduate Program
2 Chelsea Boska Baylor University
3 Katrina Conli Rosemead / Biola University
4 Julia Delekta University of Detroit Mercy
5 Valerie Johnson Fuller Theological Seminary
2021 2019-2020 Graduate Program
2 Shannon Drabek* Mercer University
3 Joshua Matlack* Regent University
4 Brooke Ruf* Rosemead/Biola University
5 Jordan Sticklen* George Fox University
2021 2012-2013 Graduate Program
2 Bernice Patterson* Western Michigan University
3 Kimberley Kunze* George Fox University
4 Mikhila Wildey* Michigan State University
5 Nicole Wyngarden* Northern Illinois University
2021 2018-2019 Graduate Program
2 Emily Jackson Indiana University of Pennsylvania
3 Joel Jin Fuller Theological Seminary
4 Morgan Nicholas Regent University
2021 2011-2012 Graduate Program
2 Tanisha Drummond Marywood University
3 Evonne Edwards* Rosemead/Biola University
4 Kristin Emanuael* Northwestern University
5 Rachel Jensen* Wheaton College
6 Rebecca Klott Western Michigan University
2021 2017-2018 Graduate Program
2 Shannon Connell Fielding Graduate University
3 Jennifer Hahm West Michigan University
4 Taylor Hughes* Wheaton College
5 Kalen Sanders* Wheaton College
2021 2018-2019 Graduate Program
2 Lesley Hetterscheidt* Wayne State University
3 Sara Lynema* Wheaton College
4 Dan Post* Wheaton College
5 Elizabeth Ward* Argosy University
2021 2016-2017 Graduate Program
2 Evan Buikema Wheaton College
3 Harpa Jonsdottir University of North Dakota
4 Janelle Newkirk Texas A&M University
5 Justin Sides* Regent University
2021 2009-2010 Graduate Program
2 Sera Gruszka* Ball State University
3 Selina Hill Lee* Tennessee State University
4 Keith Louwerse* George Fox University
5 Sarah Muench* Wheaton College
2021 2015-2016 Graduate Program
2 Casilda Maxwell* Howard University
3 Beatriz Medina Illinois School of Professional Psychology
4 Lisa Meyer University of West Virignia
5 Matthew Varnell Fuller Theological Seminary
2021 2008-2009 Graduate Program
2 Emily Cree Fuller Theological Seminary
3 Lindsey Root Luna* University of Miami-Florida
4 Audrey Margol Roosevelt University
5 Denise Olson Wheaton College
2021 2014-2015 Graduate Program
2 Alissa Banyasz University of Akron
3 Brittany Johnson* Rosemead/Biola University
4 Diana Ro* Fuller Theological Seminary
5 Garrett Weatherhead Western Michigan University
2021 2007-2008 Graduate Program
2 Karen Cleveland* Fuller Theological Seminary
3 Steven Runner* Wheaton College
4 Nicole Ware Spencer* Argosy University-Illinois

*Indicates employment with Pine Rest upon completion of internship.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status can be directed to:


The Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: