ANNA ZACHARCENKO, PSYD
Department of Psychology
Clinical Assistant Professor
Attending Psychologist
Behavioral Health Consultant


Contact

Email: annaz@pcom.edu
Office: 215-871-6414

Affiliations

Family Medicine at PCOM

Dr. Zacharcenko is a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist with 23 years of experience providing clinical services to adults and seniors. She serves as the attending psychologist and behavioral health consultant in PCOM's Family Medicine Healthcare Center. Dr. Zacharcenko adopts a collaborative role in helping patients initiate lifestyle changes to protect their emotional and physical health. Her specialty interests include:

Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology

  • Healthy Aging
  • Weight management
  • Pain management
  • Depression and anxiety co-occurring with chronic illness

As a mentor, she supervises and trains psychology students in the delivery of optimal behavioral health services within primary care.

In addition to her work at PCOM, she is a consultant to the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and a contributing author to Health Forum Online, a web based continuing education organization. She also serves on the geropsychology committee for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Prior to returning to PCOM in 2015, Dr. Zacharcenko served as the consulting psychologist to the Temple Health Womens Care specialty practice. Her work included designing and implementing a multidisciplinary weight management group for females. She also served as a behavioral health consultant to long term care communities inclusive of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

  • Education

    Dr. Zacharcenko completed a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Human Relations at Villanova University in 1984. In 2006 , she completed her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received meritorious distinction for the defense of her doctoral dissertation, Examining Vicarious Traumatization. Click here to view Dr. Zacharcenko's dissertation.

  • Courses

    • Psychology Clinical Practicum Seminar
  • Publications and Presentations

    Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Assessing Capacity in the Elderly
    Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2016

    Parental Bereavement Following the Loss of a Child
    Zacharcenko, A., 2014 
    www.healthforumonline.com

    Engaging Patients in Health Behavior Change
    VERICARE Continuing Education Program, April 2010

    The Assessment and Treatment of Trauma Related Disorders
    Aetna Behavioral Health Care Management Center
    Continuing Education, August 2008

    Engaging Chronically Ill and Depressed Patients in Health Behavior Change
    Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2007

    Caregiver Distress: The Impact of Caring for a Terminally Ill Family Member
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Speaker Series for Continuing Education, April 2007

    Secondary Traumatization: Identifyng Professional Distress and Methods of Intervention
    Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, March 2005

    Rethinking Drinking: Early Intervention with the Alcohol Abuser
    Pennsylvania Psychological Association Annual Convention, 1996

  • Memberships

    • Pennsylvania Psychological Association, geropsychology committee
    • American Psychological Association: Health Psychology Division
    • Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society