Successful Dissertation Defense in Counseling Psychology

Congratulations to Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) student Melissa Genn on successfully defending her doctoral dissertation this week!

Melissa Genn

Genn's dissertation focuses on the association of non-attachment with mental and physical health.

The Psy.D. program at Holy Family University is committed to a practitioner-scholar training model. The program is evidence-based and practice-informed, utilizing interventions that reflect the foundational values of the discipline of counseling psychology. Our view of clinical training is consistent with the American Psychological Association’s Standards of Accreditation for Health Services Psychology (HSP) and the guidelines for professional psychology training developed by the National Council for Schools and Programs in Psychology (NCSPP).

For more information on the Psy.D. program at Holy Family University (including admission requirements), contact the Graduate Admissions Office at or 267-341-3327.