Patrick McElwaine

MS Counseling Psychology

Assistant Professor

PsyD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
MS, Counseling Psychology, Holy Family University
BS, Psychology, Holy Family University; BS Psychology

Courses Taught

Substance Abuse
Introductory Counseling Skills: Lab Level 1
Survey Community Counseling Agencies
Intern Counseling Psychology: Mental Health Counseling
Professional Orientation and Ethics
Human Develop through the Lifespan

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

It is extremely important for students to not only be engaged in the content of the course but also feel excited, passionate, and driven towards the attainment of knowledge. Additionally, students must be able to envision how the information applies to real-world situations. In doing so, the students are able to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in their career. I believe that a positive and collaborative relationship with the students is key to a rich learning environment and experience. I drive towards challenging, motivating, and inspiring my students to continue to engage in self-reflection and to view education as a life-long journey with the main goal of becoming an ethical, multicultural, competent clinician.

Awards and Honors

Psi Chi Honor Society

Additional Info


Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania
Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania

Additional Information

My research interests consist of research into resiliency, with furthering clinical research supporting individuals with their ability to overcome challenges in their lives, as well as contributing to recovery-oriented principles such as resiliency, empowerment, confidence, autonomy, and a sense of purpose. I would also like to continue to conduct qualitative research regarding how people manage and cope with medical, mental health, or addiction concerns.


Patrick McElwaine
Office: NWT
Phone: 267-341-4014