Department of Psychology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Director of MS in Mental Health Counseling

Scott Glassman, PsyD


Office: 215-871-6460
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Dr. Glassman is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the MS Program in Mental Health Counseling at PCOM. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and a consultant for the Family Medicine department at PCOM, assisting with the integration of behavioral health in primary care. He has presented on brief adaptations of motivational interviewing at the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association’s Annual Clinical Assembly and Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital Grand Rounds.

Dr. Glassman trains DO students in patient-centered communication and has developed patient-centered medical home initiatives at PCOM that foster collaboration between counseling and psychology students and healthcare professionals.

His areas of interest include primary care psychology, the patient-centered medical home, positive emotions in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral approaches, psychological consultation, recovery-oriented models of care, and statistical methods.

  • Education

    Dr. Glassman completed his BA in psychology and MS.Ed. in psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PsyD in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, receiving the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence and Sigma Xi Student Research Award.

  • Courses

    Counseling in Healthcare Settings

  • Publications

    Glassman, S. & Watson, K. (in press). Motivational interviewing. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Sage.

    Glassman, S., Kottsieper, P., Zuckoff, A., & Gosch, E. (2013). Motivational interviewing and recovery: experiences of hope, meaning, empowerment, and service participation. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 6(3), 106-120.

    Haldaman, K. & Glassman, S. (2011). Understanding the impact of limb loss in veterans. Pennsylvania Psychologist, 7(3), p. 24.

    Golden, B. A., Gatchel, R. & Glassman, S. (2010). Acute and chronic pain in primary care settings. In B. A. Golden and R. DiTomasso (Eds.), The Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care. New York: Springer.

    Sterling, R. C., Gottheil, E., Glassman, S. D., Weinstein, S. P., Serota, R. D., & Lundy, A. (2001). Correlates of Employment: A Cohort Study. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 6(2), 168-

    Sterling, R. C., Weinstein, S. P., Glassman, S. D., Gottheil, E., & Serota, R. D. (1997) . Patient treatment choice and compliance: data from a substance abuse treatment program. American Journal on Addictions, 6(2), 168-76.