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.
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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 Center for Teaching Support and Professional Development, 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.
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
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