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Psychology at PCOM

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, educational psychology, applied behavior analysis, 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.

Continuing Education Opportunities

The School of Professional and Applied Psychology, in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Support and Professional Development, 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.

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.


Our student learning outcomes assessment system ensures 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 goal is to train clinicians capable of delivering "best practices" and "empirically-based" approaches in a variety of settings.

Our Mission

The mission of the PCOM School of Professional and Applied Psychology is to prepare empirically-based practitioner-scholars in the cognitive-behavioral tradition who are leaders of change using system-based, integrative and collaborative models and who embrace individual and cultural diversity as well as a commitment to advocacy and serving the underserved.

Our Vision

The PCOM School of Professional and Applied Psychology strives to become the model school of excellence for those seeking cutting edge, high quality graduate education and training in professional and applied psychology, achieving its mission through dedication, innovation, inclusiveness, leadership, collaboration, mentorship and advocacy.

Contact Info

School of Professional and Applied Psychology

4190 City Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6442 | Fax: 215-871-6458

Stephanie H. Felgoise, PhD, ABPP

Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Integration
Director of Interprofessional Education - PCOM