Beverly Phillips White, PsyD received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and she returned to join our core faculty
in November 2005. She currently serves as clinical assistant professor of psychology.
In addition to her PCOM responsibilities, Dr. White works as a clinical consultant
to one of the largest community health care providers in the country and has been
in private practice for several years. Dr. White's private practice has focused on
working with sexually abused children, adolescents and their families. Additionally,
she has conducted numerous sexual abuse evaluations for the Philadelphia County Department
of Human Services. Dr. White has presented at professional conferences and has traveled
internationally to lead several workshops and trainings on various topics.
Dr. White completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and sociology at Connecticut
College for Women. She pursued graduate studies in social sciences and social work
at Hunter College in New York. Dr. White has also had formal and extensive postgraduate
coursework through her previous background in leadership and organizational development
in the science and application of social psychology and, over a 13-year period, she
studied social psychology internationally in several different countries including
Japan, Germany, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan and Korea.
Dr. White's other mentoring and research interests include projective assessment methods,
cross-cultural assessment, the cross sections of spirituality, religion, philosophy
and CBT in treatment, the functions of the right and left brain hemispheres, and
trauma. Her pursuant concentration on social psychology, cultural and individual
diversity and spirituality and mental health continue to be areas of strong interest
Suzuki, T., White, B., & Velez, I. (2010). Psychoeducation and cultural competency
in the primacy care setting. In R.A. DiTomasso, B.A. Golden, & H.A. Morris (Eds.),
Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care. New York: Springer.
White, B. (2007). Working with adult survivors of sexual and physical abuse. In
T. Ronen, & A. Freeman (Eds.) Cognitive behavioral therapy in clinical social work practice. New York: Springer.
Freeman, A. & White, B. (2005). Dreams. In A. Freeman, S. Felgoise, A.M. Nezu, C.M.
Nezu, & M.A. Reinecke (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kluwer, New York.
Freeman, A. & White, B. (2004). Dreams and the dream image: Using dreams in cognitive
therapy. In R.I. Rosner, W.J. Lyddon, & A. Freeman (Eds.) Cognitive therapy and dreams. New York: Springer.
Zahn, B. & White, B. (Manuscript). The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT): Current
prevalence and clinical use patterns among members of the Society for Personality
Assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment.