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Department of School Psychology 
School of Professional and Applied Psychology

The Department of School Psychology houses programs that are dedicated to training practitioners and scholars from cognitive-behavioral and applied behavior analysis empirically-based models to provide services to children and youth in educational and related settings.

At PCOM, school psychology graduate students focus on understanding the whole person in a manner that is consistent with the osteopathic philosophy of the university. Our faculty includes highly credentialed and respected practitioners and scholars in the specialty of school psychology who mentor students and provide a collaborative learning environment.

Classes are offered at convenient, flexible times and formats for working individuals. PCOM's programs are unique in their use of standardized client actors, immersing students in realistic experiences and clinical situations. School psychology programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offer students an integrated, competency-based curriculum specific to each program.

PCOM offers the following degree and certificate programs in school psychology and related fields:

Students in the EdS and PsyD programs are trained to provide psychological services including assessment, treatment, consultation, program development and evaluation while focusing on interprofessional collaboration, advocacy, individual and cultural diversity, and serving the underserved. Students in the PhD program receive advanced training in educational and psychological processes involved in learning in order to inform instructional procedures and aid in student success. Students in the certificate programs gain solid skills in the areas of comprehensive behavioral assessment, intervention and consultation.

Jessica Glass Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D
Chair, Department of School Psychology
Director of MS and Certificate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 215-871-6442

The EdS program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an approved Institute of Higher Education (IHE) for the school psychology certification program. The EdS program is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

The EdS program also contains a course sequence verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to provide the course content required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) credential.

PCOM’s School Psychology PsyD program is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Accredited on contingency is an APA-accredited status and designates that the program is consistent, substantively and procedurally, with APA's Standards of Accreditation with the exception of the provision of outcome data. The PsyD Program in School Psychology at PCOM began accepting students in 2016 and graduated its first cohort in 2021. As such, we do not yet have the full complement of outcome data available. Students that graduate from a program with this accreditation status have completed an APA-accredited program. APA has granted the PsyD program in School Psychology at PCOM accredited on contingency status through October 20, 2024.

For general information about APA accreditation or specific information about the accreditation status of PCOM’s School PsyD program, please contact:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: 202-336-5979

Department of School Psychology

Richard Allen, PsyD, NCSP, BCBA-D portrait

Richard Allen, PsyD, NCSP, BCBA-D

Director, Educational Specialist Program (EdS)
Assistant Professor

Phone: 215-871-6457


Amanda Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D portrait

Amanda Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Professor

Phone: 215-871-6623


Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D portrait

Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D

Department Chair and Director of MS and Certificate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis

Phone: 215-871-6633


George McCloskey, PhD portrait

George McCloskey, PhD

Co-Director of Research, School Psychology

Phone: 215-871-6563


Barry McCurdy, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D portrait

Barry McCurdy, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D

Clinical Professor

Phone: 215-871-7128


Sofia Pham, PhD, NCSP portrait

Sofia Pham, PhD, NCSP

Assistant Professor

Phone: 215-871-6564


Virginia Salzer, PhD portrait

Virginia Salzer, PhD

Co-Director of Research, School Psychology
Director, PhD in Educational Psychology

Phone: 215-871-6476


Katy Tresco, PhD portrait

Katy Tresco, PhD

Director, PsyD program in School Psychology
Associate Professor

Phone: 215-871-6630


Meredith Weber, PhD, ABPP, NCSP portrait

Meredith Weber, PhD, ABPP, NCSP

Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Training, School Psychology

Phone: 215-871-6946