Students from First PsyD Cohort Present at Conference

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Three students from the inaugural Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology program, led by Dr. Diane Menago, have been accepted for their first conference presentation at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s annual conference on June 13 at the DoubleTree Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia.

The presentation is entitled Self-Care for Psychologists: Mindfulness Based Techniques and will discuss how self-care for psychologists is imperative in order to deliver effective services. The need for self-care strategies begins during a student’s graduate studies and continues throughout their career.

“It is very exciting work to have our inaugural cohort presenting at a statewide conference this June,” Menago said. “The group has worked very hard to develop a presentation that will showcase the talent and exemplary students we have in Holy Family’s Counseling Psychology PsyD program.”

Announced in March 2017, Holy Family University’s PsyD in Counseling Psychology is the first doctoral program offered by the School of Arts and Sciences. This program is also the first counseling psychology PsyD offered in the greater Philadelphia region. The programs follows a traditional face-to-face classroom format in a cohort model. The Counseling PsyD program is rooted in social justice and multicultural competence—two pillars of Holy Family University’s mission. The doctoral program is designed to meet the standards of accreditation set by the American Psychological Association and will be seeking that accreditation when it is eligible to do so.