Diane M. DePalma, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
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Background and Experience

Diane DePalma, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, has been practicing psychotherapy for the past 30 years. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester in New York, and trained for an additional two years as a postdoctoral fellow in adult clinical psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. DePalma joined the George Washington University in 1980, serving as Director of the University Counseling Center from 1985 to 2008. She has been a member of the GW faculty as Clinical Professor of Psychology since her appointment in 1983. While at GW, her work focused primarily on developing and providing a broad range of clinical and educational programs to help young adults reach their full academic and personal potential.

Throughout her career, Dr. DePalma has published articles and presented papers at professional conferences on both mental health topics and those related to professional leadership and management. She has been a highly respected mentor and trainer of new psychologists, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral interns. She continues to work with college counseling centers locally and to provide consultation for colleagues from across the nation.

Dr. DePalma has maintained a private practice in psychology in downtown DC near the GW campus for many years. She has provided services both to young and older adults facing personal and professional life challenges.

District of Columbia

Professional Memberships:
American Psychological Association
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
District of Columbia Psychological Association
Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists

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