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 thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers doctorate degrees in educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology, and graduate degrees in aging and long-term care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies and school psychology. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations in inner-city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.
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