Treating the Whole Person

Psychology at PCOM

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School of Professional and Applied Psychology

The PCOM School of Professional and Applied Psychology offers cutting-edge, innovative, competency-based graduate programs designed to train competent practitioners and scholars in the fields of clinical psychology, school psychology, counseling and organizational development and leadership.


Preparing Practitioners

Our programs aim to produce practitioners and scholars who are committed to a cognitive-behavioral empirically-based model of practice and who are dedicated to and embrace interprofessional collaboration and individual and cultural diversity. Our leadership programs operate from a systems-based theoretical model. Our academic programs prepare individuals to provide services to a variety of populations including children, youth, adults and organizations in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, hospitals, private practices and organizations in the profit and not for profit sectors.

Serving the College and Community

The School of Professional and Applied Psychology operates the Center for Brief Therapy, a comprehensive outpatient clinic serving the greater Philadelphia area. The CBT provides a wide range of clinical assessment, treatment and consultation services for children, adolescents and adults. The School also houses the PCOM Office of Institutional Outcomes Assessment and Research.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Additionally, in collaboration with the Department of Professional Development and Online Learning, the School provides cutting-edge continuing education programming on current critical issues in clinical practice. Our speakers are experts within the fields of psychology and mental health and provide training for psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists and health care providers. PCOM's Online Learning Center offers a variety of education opportunities for continuing education students including face-to-face conferences, live webinars and on-demand courses.

Dedicated Faculty

The School of Professional and Applied Psychology has extraordinarily committed and experienced faculty who are student-centered and have themselves been trained and mentored by some of the most foremost authorities in their respective fields. The seasoned faculty are career teachers, practitioner-scholars and scientist-practitioners, who are devoted to mentoring our students and fostering their professional and personal growth. The faculty recognize that your graduate education is important and look forward to collaborating with you and guiding and mentoring you along the path of your professional development.


School Highlights


We offer a competency-based curriculum in each of our programs.


We have a unique Standardized Patient Training Program that allows us to track the development of critical clinical skills over the course of students' training programs.


We have developed and employ an extensive student learning outcomes assessment system to ensure that our students are learning the critical competencies of their specialty.


We offer state of the art smart classrooms to facilitate your learning.


We welcome and are committed to individual and cultural diversity among our students, faculty and staff.


Our mission is to train clinicians capable of delivering "best practices" and "empirically-based" approaches in a variety of settings.


School of Professional and Applied Psychology
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1693
Phone: 215-871-6442 | Fax: 215-871-6458

Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
Dean, School of Professional and Applied Psychology