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April Fallon
April Fallon, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Merion Station, PA

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Philadelphia (APA Approved), 1981-1982
PhD, Clinical and Social Psychology
University of Pennsylvania (APA Approved), 1981

Areas of Instruction:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment
  • Memory Assessment
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy
  • Social Psychology

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:
  • Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • Adoption and Attachment
  • Impact of Pregnancy on the Therapeutic Process
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Aggression and Personality Disorders
  • Physical Abuse
Practice Interests:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Group and Family Therapy

Professional Memberships:

  • Alliance for Psychoanalytic Thought
  • American Psychological Association (39, 49)
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association
  • Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society
  • Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Society for Personality Assessment
  • South Asia American Forum, Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Society

Honors and Awards:

  • 2005, 2003, 2002, 1993-1999, 1989: Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award, Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • 1985: Seymour Rosenberg Memorial Lectureship
  • 1975-1978: National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • 1974: Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1974: Cease Psychology Award, Allegheny College
  • 1972-1975: Alden Scholar, Allegheny College
  • 1972-1974: Doane Scholarship, Allegheny College


  • Fallon, A. (in press). Informed consent. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.
  • Schmidt, C. A., Fallon, A. E., & Coccaro, E. F. (2004). Assessment of behavioral and cognitive impulsivity: Development and validation of the Lifetime History of Impulsive Behaviors Interview. Psychiatry Research, 126(2), 107-121.
  • Brabender, V., Fallon, A., & Smolar, A. (2004). Essentials of group psychotherapy. New York: Wiley.
  • Fallon, A., & Brabender, V. (2003). Awaiting the therapist's baby. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Fallon, A., & Bunce, S. (2000). The case of Kristen: The psychoanalytic perspective. In K. Miller & J. S. Mizes (Eds.), Comparative treatments for eating disorders. New York: Springer.

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2003-present: Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry (part time), Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1991-present: Board of Directors, Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society. 1999-2003: Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry (part time), Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1987-present: Residency Steering Committee in Psychiatry, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
  • 1983-present: Private Practice (part time), Bala Cynwyd, PA.  
  • 1980-1981: Friends Hospital, Philadelphia (APA Approved)
  • Past President, Delaware Valley Group Psychotherapy Society.
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