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Supervisor Training

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Professional and Applied Psychology recognizes that clinical supervisors are pivotal to the training experience of competent psychologists and counselors.

Supervisors engage in a number of activities including teaching fundamental clinical methods and competencies, and mentoring and supporting professional growth.

The PCOM School of Professional and Applied Psychology is committed to maintaining a strong and active linkage with our training sites. At our annual Supervisor Training Day, we recognize our supervisors for the valued service they perform on behalf of our students in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology and Mental Health Counseling, and provide them with opportunities to extend and broaden their supervisory competencies through advanced training. 

The annual supervisor training workshops are typically presented in the Fall and are free and open to direct supervisors of practicum students and interns, and faculty, with registration.

The supervisor training workshops offers the opportunity for CEU credit. Psychologists, social workers, school psychologists (NASP), and NBCC counselors can earn up to 6.0 CEs.

In addition, direct supervisors of PCOM graduate psychology students in practicum and internship may qualify to participate in a free 10 hour APA Continuing Education home study cultural competency training program: A Cultural Competency Training Program for Psychologists: Clinical and Supervisory Practices with Latino Culture and Language by Marie C. Weil, Psy.D. and Bruce S. Zahn, Ed.D., ABPP.  

Interested supervisors may contact Dr. Bruce Zahn at or 215- 871-6498 for more information. Please identify your agency and the students who you are supervising in your inquiry.


Past Events


17th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 5, 2018

Workshop 1

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Cognitive Conceptualization

Workshop 2

Allen R. Miller, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Director, CBT Programs
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Competence in CBT Supervision: Do You Get the Drift?

Workshop 3

Johanna Carpenter, Ph.D.
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Sidney Kimmel College of Thomas Jefferson University

Ariel Williamson, Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

Assessing and Treating Behavioral Sleep Difficulties in Anxious Children and Adolescents

16th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, November 3, 2017

Workshop 1

Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
2016 President, American Psychological Association

Physician-Patient Communication: Applying Psychologists' Skills to Improve Quality and Satisfaction for Patients, Families, and Clinicians

Workshop 2

David Rubenstein, Psy.D. 
Associate Vice President for Student Wellness; Director, Counseling & Psychological Services, Rowan University 
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, Drexel University

Giving Your Very Best in Supervision and Managing Common Ethical Issues


15th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 14, 2016

Workshop 1

Donna M. Sudak, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Senior Associate Training Director
Director of Psychotherapy Training
Past President, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Drexel University College of Medicine

Making Supervision More Effective

Workshop 2

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Associate Editor, The Behavior Therapist
Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Reducing Microaggressions and Promoting Racial Harmony in Clinical Supervisor Training


14th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 23, 2015

Workshop 1

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Vice Chair, and Chief Psychologist Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Past President, American Psychological Association

Strategic Approaches: Working with Supervisees Who Do Not Meet Professional Competence Requirements

Workshop 2

Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD
Director of Professional Affairs (DPA)
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)

New Ethical Trends in Telepsychology and Supervision

13th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 10, 2014

Workshop 1

James E. Dobbins, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Wright State School of Professional Psychology
Founding Director of the Ellis Human Development Institute
Past Associate Dean for Professional Affairs and Services, Wright State School of Professional Psychology

The Resilient Young Ladies and Men (RYLM) Program: Positive Behaviors Intervention for African American Youth and Families

Workshop 2

Roger K. McFillin, PsyD, ABPP
Center for Integrated Behavioral Health, LLC
Philip J. Pellegrino, PsyD, ABPP
Center for Integrated Behavioral Health, LLC

ACT Flexibly: Increasing Psychological Flexibility with Contemporary CBT


12th Annual Supervisor Training Day

October 25, 2013

Workshop 1

Cory F. Newman, PhD, ABPP
Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Effective Supervision: Training the Next Generation of Therapists to Excel in Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques, Conceptualization, and Relational Skills

Workshop 2

Ronald Fischman, EdD, NCSP
President, Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists

Bruce S. Zahn, EdD, ABPP
Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ethical Supervision in Clinics and Schools

11th Annual Supervisor Training Day

May 2, 2012

Workshop 1

Neftali Serrano, PsyD
Director, Primary Care Behavioral Health at Access Community Health Centers
Nuts and Bolts of Patient Centered Behavioral Health

Workshop 2

Gina M. Fusco, PsyD
Chief Operating Officer, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at PCOM

Mark Combs, PhD
Director of Clinical Services, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Applying Recovery and Trauma Informed Care Principles to an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting


10th Annual Supervisor Training Day

November 18, 2011

Workshop 1

Carol Goodheart, EdD
Past President, APA

Psychology Practice: Design for Tomorrow


Workshop 2

Barry Jacobs, PsyD
Psychologist, Crozer-Keystone Health System
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology at PCOM

Integrated Behavioral Health Care and Professional Psychology: Building Your Toolbox for the Practice of Tomorrow — Today!