PCOM Celebrates Graduate Programs Ceremony | Aug. 2016
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PCOM Celebrates Graduate Programs Ceremony

August 2, 2016

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.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 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 operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. PCOM 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. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.

For more information, contact:
Daniel McCunney
Associate Director, News and Media Relations
Email: danielmc1@pcom.edu
Office: 215-871-6304 | Cell: 267-449-1360

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