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Philadelphia Union Foundation Launches Youth Mental Health Awareness Initiative, HeadFirst

October 11, 2023

In collaboration with PCOM and Independence Blue Cross, the mental health initiative provides mental health resources to area kids, coaches, and parents.

'Embracing Your Whole Self': Reflections on Latino Representation

October 6, 2023

Renata Brito-Cherrin (PsyD '28) shares how she didn't really start to thrive until she was able to accept every part of her identity.

Dr. Leslie Fernandez and the Village That Raised Her

September 15, 2023

Following the loss of her father and brother, Leslie Fernandez, PsyD ‘20, found strength and purpose through the support of her community.

How Healthcare Professionals can Support Patients through Pregnancy Loss

September 12, 2023

Alexa Bonacquisti, PhD, and Kristen Hawk-Purcell, PsyD '23, presented to PCOM students about ways to approach this experience with their patients.

Positive Psychology and Preventing Burnout in Medical Residents

June 22, 2023

The Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at PCOM is tackling the well-documented problem of burnout among medical residents.

Opioid Use Disorder Patients Report Higher Rates of Suicidality

June 13, 2023

PCOM associate professor Michelle R. Lent, PhD, is the lead author of a recent publication that suggests OUD intervention "has to be more than medication."

Is Artificial Intelligence Good for Society?

May 31, 2023

In response to the power of artificial intelligence, there is an increasing urgency to clarify the precautions and regulations necessary to make AI safe.

Turning Loss into Purpose: One Student's Journey with Destigmatizing Mental Health

May 26, 2023

As a liaison for PCOM HEARTS, Vicki Ouzounian (PsyD '26), honors her grandfather's memory by shining a light on mental health issues.

Nicole Parisi: Why I Chose the Positive Psychology Program at PCOM

May 22, 2023

When Nicole Parisi first learned about positive psychology, she was intrigued and began researching ways to get involved.

Casey Wilson: Why I Chose the Positive Psychology Program at PCOM

May 22, 2023

Casey Wilson's interest in the power of positive psychology began at a very young age. Now Wilson plans to put her new skills to use helping others.