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Department of Psychology


Psychology Degree Programs:

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in
Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology
Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology
MS in School Psychology
MS in Counseling & Clinical Health Psychology
MS in Organizational Development and Leadership

Psychology Certificate Programs:

Post-Doctoral Certificates in Clinical Health Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)


Rovinsky Family Lectureship
formerly Friday Speaker Series)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Certificate Series


Contact Us:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department of Psychology
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1693
Phone: 215-871-6442
Fax: 215-871-6458

On behalf of our faculty, students, staff, and administration, I extend my warmest welcome to you.

I am pleased that you are interested in finding out more about us.

I would like to highlight some important points about PCOM's Department of Psychology and our programs:

  • We 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.
  • We have an extraordinarily committed, experienced and dedicated faculty who are student-centered and have themselves been trained and mentored by some of the most foremost authorities in cognitive-behavioral therapy including Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis, Joseph Wolpe, Arthur Freemen, and Arnold Lazarus.
  • We are career teachers, devoted to mentoring our students and fostering their professional and personal growth.
  • We welcome and are committed to individual and cultural diversity among our students, faculty and staff.
  • We educate and train our students in the Practitioner-Scholar Model and our mission is to train clinicians capable of delivering "best practices" and "empirically-based" approaches in a variety of settings.
  • We offer a Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical orientation and teach students to apply empirically-supported approaches in delivering clinical services.
  • 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.
  • We have developed and employ an extensive student learning outcomes assessment system to ensure that our students are learning the critical competencies of their specialty.  
  • We offer state of the art smart classrooms to facilitate your learning.

Come learn with us!

Best wishes,

Robert A. DiTomasso, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor and Chairman