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Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology


Pictured is Rachel Battaglia. Photo by Randall Coleman.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology with Administration of Justice minor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science, Professional Counseling, Carlow University
  • Doctor of Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Carlow University

Certifications and Licensures

  • Licensed Psychologist

Courses Taught

  • Health Psychology
  • Intro to Psychology
  • LifeSpan Development/Human Growth and Development
  • Personality Psychology
  • Brain, Behavior, and Cognition
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment (graduate)
  • Group Counseling (graduate)
  • Supervision of Psychology (graduate)
  • Counseling Theory (graduate and undergraduate)


Rachel Battaglia graduated from Carlow University with her Master's of Professional Counseling and Doctorate of Counseling Psychology. She completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology (child-focused) at the Allendale Association/The Bradley Counseling Center in Lake Villa, Illinois. Dr. Battaglia then did an APPIC-accredited postdoctoral fellowship at University of Arkansas Medical School/Arkansas Children's Hospital in Pediatric Psychology in Little Rock, Arkansas. The bulk of her clinical experience has been with high-risk/low-income children and families in either community or pediatric hospital settings. She has also worked as an adjunct instructor for a number of years prior to starting work as a full-time instructor. 

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

  • Behavioral and somatic symptoms of stress
  • Ethics in psychology and training
  • Health/pediatric psychology

Selected Publications

  • Battaglia, R. (in production). Ethical Dilemma with Organization Training Demands. National Register of Health Service Psychologists.
  • Battaglia, R. & Reed (2017). Behavioral Symptoms of Homeless Children as a Function of Stress Levels and Parental Interaction. Perspective on Early Childhood Psychology and Education; Special Focus: Growing Up Poor, 6.
  • Peer-Reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Psychology.
  • Battaglia, R. (2014). Behavioral Symptoms of Homeless Children as a Function of Stress Levels and Parental Interaction. Carlow University.

Professional Memberships

  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists, 2015-Present
  • Nationally Certified Counselor, 2010-2017
  • Member, American Psychological Association (Div54, 53, 7, 12) 2010-Present
  • Member, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2010-Present
  • Secretary, Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association, 2010-Present


  • Sunshine Farm Rescue
  • PPA Disaster Relief
  • Animal Defenders International


  • Early Career Boot-camp Scholarship Acceptance, APAHC, 2015
  • National Registrar of Health Psychologists, Accreditation Scholarship, 2014
  • AKA Educational Advancement Scholarship, AKA Educational Foundation, 2011
  • Graduate Assistantship/Scholarship, Carlow University 2010
  • ChildFocused Award, The Bradley Center, 2006
  • National Leadership Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, 2002

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