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Post-Doctoral Certificates in Clinical Health Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology


PCOM offers Post-Doctoral Certificates in Clinical Health Psychology & in Clinical Neuropsychology.  These programs each provide one year (16 and 19 credits respectively) of specialty training to doctoral-level psychologists or current PCOM Clinical PsyD students that will enable them to render ethical comprehensive services in medical settings and to medical patients.  These programs are designed to provide advanced, specialized training and post-doctoral hours/training that students may apply toward licensure in psychology (check with individual states for specific requirements) and/or toward subsequent board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Post-doctoral students receive advanced clinical training and supervision at clinical training sites throughout the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.  Post-doctoral students may be eligible for student loan deferment while completing their certificate.   

Applicants to the program must have a doctorate in clinical psychology.  Students completing their degree at PCOM may apply and may be eligible to have applicable elective credits (in clinical health or neuropsychology - see below) count toward the certificate. 


Required Courses:

Clinical Health Psychology Certificate

Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

Advanced Ethics, Health Policy, and Multicultural Competency in Medical Settings
(3 credits)

        

Behavioral and Health Psychology Assessment
(3 credits)

Therapy Elective
(3 credits)

Therapy Elective
(3 credits)

Professional Evaluation (STEPPS)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

*Practicum: 8-20 on-site hours per week with group supervision plus Clinical Placement course.  Core content covered will also include Grief, Loss, Bereavement; Positive Psychology; Marketing Your Services in Health Settings, and other topics.  Didactics are required either simultaneously with or prior to clinical training. 

Choice of two of the following electives:

  • Applied Behavior Therapy in Medical Settings (3 credits)
  • Problem Solving Therapy for Medical Patients (3 credits)
  • Short-term Therapeutic Approaches to Pain Management (3 credits)
  • Crisis Intervention (3 credits)
  • Addictive Disorders (3 credits)
  • Eating Disorders (3 credits) 

 

Clinical Neuropsychology Certificate 

Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

Clinical Foundations of Neuropsychology
(3 credits)

   Neuropsychological Assessment
(3 credits)

    

Advanced Ethics, Health Policy, and Multicultural Competency in Medical Settings
(3 credits)

  Traumatic and Degenerative Brain Disorders (3 credits)

Cognitive Habilitation and Rehabilitation
(3 credits)

Professional Evaluation (STEPPS)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

Clinical Placement*
(1 credit)

*Practicum: 8-20 on-site hours per week with group supervision plus Clinical Placement course.  Core content covered will also include Grief, Loss, Bereavement; Positive Psychology; Marketing Your Services in Health Settings, and other topics.  Didactics are required either simultaneously with or prior to clinical training. 

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Last Updated: 10/13/14