The School of Professional and Applied Psychology at PCOM is committed to preparing highly skilled, compassionate practitioner-scholars at the doctoral and master’s levels with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, gender diversity and the underserved.
Thus, we respect and affirm the equal human worth of every individual and of all distinctive groups of people. The moral and intellectual justification for this mission is rooted in our commitment to students and faculty of different backgrounds, experiences, and origins, which enhances the learning experience for all.
Diversity is broadly defined to include, but not limited to, respect of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, abilities, religion, native tongue and culture. The programs of the School of Professional and Applied Psychology at PCOM embrace the integration of diversity through:
The School of Professional and Applied Psychology maintains a strong and ongoing commitment in these areas.
PCOM maintains five Healthcare Centers (four in Philadelphia and one in Sullivan County, Pa.) which serve the medical needs of our community by providing a variety of quality, easily accessible health care services in one convenient location. In three of these Centers, psychology interns from the School of Professional and Applied Psychology's Center for Brief Therapy interact with medical and allied mental health professionals as a fully participatory member of the total health care team. Future psychologists are trained to work in healthcare settings as providers of comprehensive psychological services that stress interdisciplinary collaboration.