Psychology & Counseling: Faculty & Staff

David J. Palmiter, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP

570-348-6211 ext 2541
McGowan 1018


Ph.D., George Washington University, 1989. Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, 1996.

Clinical Specialities

Child clinical; couples

Research Interests

Positive Psychology, Child Clinical, Resilience

Dr. Palmiter earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. He is a board certified practicing psychologist and an examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Palmiter is a past President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, PPA and the American Academy of Clinical Psychologists. Dr. Palmiter has over three dozen professional publications, including a parenting book and a book on how to integrate CBT and positive psychology interventions to treat internalizing disorders in youth. He has delivered over 200 continuing education workshops across the country and has over 300 media credits (e.g., The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post). He has won three national awards for his writing, a state award for his media work and a university award for his work within psychology. His primary website, which contains his full CV as well as links to his YouTube channel, blog and twitter feed, is at

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Courses Taught

General Psychology, Clinical II, Internship, Child Abnormal, Positive Psychology, Practicum, Developmental Psychology