Stephanie H. Felgoise, PhD, ABPP | PCOM Faculty
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Associate Dean for Academic Integration, School of Professional and Applied Psychology
Department Chair and Director of Clinical PsyD Program
Director of Interprofessional Education - Philadelphia Campus

Dr. Felgoise joined the faculty of PCOM in July 1999. She earned her MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University, after completing an APA-accredited internship in clinical/community psychology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway, NJ. Her postdoctoral training in Health Psychology and Research from Hahnemann University and her private clinical practice positions her to mentor students in clinical work, research, scholarship and professional affiliation. Dr. Felgoise earned her diplomate in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2003, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Felgoise teaches courses that draw upon her scientist-practitioner training. Her clinical research teams emphasize collaboration and learning among students across years in the program, and provide opportunities for leadership, research experience, project development, clinical learning, and professional presentations.


MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University


Dr. Felgoise teaches doctoral courses in Research Methods; Problem-Solving Therapy for Medical Patients; Grief, Loss and Bereavement; Practicum; Couples Therapy and Qualitative Methodology, among others. She teaches informally via mentoring and supervising students for clinical and research work. Dr. Felgoise also oversees, coordinates, and teaches interprofessional education courses and simulations. 


Dr. Felgoise's research focuses on quality of life in, and psychosocial aspects of, chronic and life-threatening disorders such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), Long QT Syndrome (LQTS, a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia condition), and end-stage kidney disease. Research on these topics have emphasized factors relating to quality of life, social problem solving, coping and adjustment, resilience factors (hope, optimism, spirituality), and comorbid psychological conditions (i.e., anxiety, depression). Her research has focused on adults and their lay caregivers.  She also conducts research and program evaluation on interprofessional education. Research has been presented at the Heart Rhythm Society, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, and American Association of Osteopathic Medicine, among others. Students are always involved in these research projects, which often serve as sources for dissertation topics, multidisciplinary team experience, and clinical exposure to these populations.

Dr. Felgoise has also co-authored numerous national conference presentations in her areas of research, and previously on coping with cancer, including a book published by the American Psychological Association, Helping Cancer Patients Cope: A Problem-Solving Approach. She is also an associate editor and author for the Encyclopedia of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies by Kluewer, and co-author of a graduate textbook, Clinical Psychology: Integrating Science and Practice. Dr. Felgoise also involves students in her role as Associate Editor for Journal of Clinical Psychology (Wiley & Sons), Consulting Editor for Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (APA), and Consulting Editor for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (APA). She also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Psycho-Oncology and others.


For more than 20 years, Dr. Felgoise has been an active member of the American Psychological Association, and several divisions: Div. 12 (Clinical), Div. 38 (Health), Div. 54 (Pediatrics), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Felgoise is a member of the National Center Measurement Instrument Review Committee for the National Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice, and a member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. She also serves in the following capacities: