Emily Malcoun, Ph.D. completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, where she majored in theology and comparative religions. She received a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University in 1999, specializing in spiritual issues in psychiatric treatment. Between 1996 and 2000, Dr. Malcoun trained as an interfaith chaplain on psychiatry, trauma, and oncology units at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, MI.
Dr. Malcoun obtained a doctoral degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College in 2008. She completed pre-doctoral training in evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders, bereavement and complicated grief at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety and at the University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program, where she focused on treatment and prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Malcoun held a staff psychologist position at the University of Pennsylvania Treatment and Study of Anxiety from 2010-2012, where she specialized in evidence based treatments for the anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults. She supervised medical residents, psychology doctoral students, and licensed therapists seeking training in evidence based treatments for anxiety disorders. She is also experienced in treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders in minorities.
Dr. Malcoun currently provides evidence-based treatment for the anxiety disorders to clients in her private practice in Chestnut Hill, PA. Her specialties include Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, bereavement and complicated grief. She also trains therapists seeking certification in Prolonged Exposure therapy from its developer, Dr. Edna Foa, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Dr. Malcoun also serves as a local Area Clinician for the Department of Justice
Dr. Malcoun has published and lectured on the topics of cognitive behavioral treatment of PTSD and its prevention, best practices in treatment of OCD, and virtual reality exposure therapy. She is licensed to practice psychology in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Dr. Malcoun is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists.