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About Robert A. DiTomasso

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Dr. DiTomasso, Chairman of the Department of Psychology, is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, graduate-level teaching, research/program evaluation and psychological consultation in medical settings.

Dr. DiTomasso served as the full time associate director of the West Jersey Health System Family Medicine Residency and directed the Behavioral Medicine training, taught resident physicians, provided case consultation to physicians, developed and conducted health risk behavior groups, conducted research and treated medical patients suffering from stress and stress related disorders. He also served as an editorial consultant for the Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. In addition, he maintained a part-time private practice and served as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

He began teaching at PCOM as an adjunct professor at the very beginning of the PsyD program in Clinical Psychology and joined the department full-time in July 1998 as professor, vice-chairman and director of clinical research. While at PCOM, Dr. DiTomasso spearheaded and coordinated the accreditation process which ultimately led to the accreditation of the PsyD program in Clinical Psychology. He is also actively involved in the development of educational outcome assessments and processes and serves as chairman of the college-wide Student Learning Outcomes Committee.


Present Chair and Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Psychology


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P: 215-871-6511


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