More than 230 students in PCOM’s 10 graduate programs walked across the stage in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center last weekend, making the transition into the next phase of their professional lives. Students received their advanced degrees in Clinical Psychology; School Psychology; Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology; Mental Health Counseling; Organizational Development and Leadership; Forensic Medicine; Bio-Medical Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies.
This year’s honorary degree recipient was Arthur Freeman, EdD, the founding chair of PCOM’s Department of Psychology. He is a renowned expert in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy and has authored more than 75 books, textbooks and papers.
In 1994, Dr. Freeman established PCOM’s PsyD program in clinical psychology and led the department as it expanded to offer several additional master’s, doctoral and certification programs. Among his professional accolades, Dr. Freeman is a distinguished founding fellow of the of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the International Association for Cognitive Psychology.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained more than 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy and doctor of psychology degrees and graduate programs in mental health counseling, school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM’s Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.
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