Stephen Poteau, PhD serves as a half-time core faculty member of PCOM's Clinical PsyD
program. He received his doctorate in social psychology from Temple University in
2009. He completed his undergraduate work in psychology at Temple University as well
and went on to obtain his first MA in general psychology with an emphasis on clinical
training at West Chester University before pursuing his doctoral work.
Dr. Poteau has worked in the wrap-around services in Philadelphia in several capacities.
He was a TSS worker at Morton Elementary School, a mobile therapist working primarily
in the West Philadelphia area, and also briefly served as a stand-in high school counselor
at Sun Valley High School.
Dr. Poteau has presented at several professional conferences and conducts research
in many areas of social psychology including, but not limited to: terror management
theory, implicit measurement/cognition (of attitudes and self-esteem), personality,
game theory/decision-making, political psychology/ethnopolitical conflict, and cultural
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