At PCOM, school psychology graduate students focus on understanding the whole person in an osteopathic medical school setting.
School psychologists provide effective services to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. (NASP, 2010)
Individuals in school psychology careers can expect to help children and adolescents resolve learning and behavioral problems, thus promoting healthy development. Important and rewarding work, school psychology professionals can pursue a wide variety of career opportunities. While most school psychologists primarily practice in school environments, advanced training provides opportunities to work in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, counseling centers, community agencies, private practices, clinics and university counseling centers, and even hospitals.
Nationally renowned, caring faculty members teach in a highly personalized, hands-on learning environment. Classes are offered at convenient, flexible times and formats for working individuals. PCOM's programs are unique in their use of high-fidelity simulators and standardized patient actors, immersing students in realistic experiences and clinical situations.
School psychology programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine are offered through the Psychology Department. The Psychology Department offers students an integrated, competency-based curriculum specific to each program. Internationally renowned, caring and committed faculty mentor PCOM students, guiding them through the practitioner-scholar training model and encouraging lifelong learning in the field of psychology.