Assumption College Partners on Doctoral Program with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
“Doctoral programs in clinical psychology are very competitive,” said Leonard Doerfler, Ph.D., psychology professor and director of Assumption’s Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies. “The articulation agreement with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine opens the door for Assumption’s counseling psychology graduate students to pursue a doctoral degree from a prestigious clinical psychology program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.”
The agreement builds upon Assumption College’s distinctive graduate program in counseling psychology, according to Provost Francis Lazarus. “Our graduate program in counseling psychology emphasizes cognitive behavior therapy and it very highly regarded in academic circles. We are pleased to partner with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to offer Assumption graduate students greater access to a fine doctoral program in clinical psychology,” he said.
“This agreement is mutually beneficial for both schools,” says Kenneth J. Veit, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and dean at PCOM. “We are very pleased to welcome qualified Assumption College graduates to our doctoral program.”
Assumption College has developed numerous partnerships with other prestigious colleges and universities that allow Assumption students to enter highly regarded graduate programs and/or receive undergraduate course credits. These agreements also offer Assumption students greater academic options, guaranteed admission, and accelerated degrees or intensive study.