April Fallon, PhD


  • Department:Psychiatry
  • Specialty:Psychology
  • Education: PhD in Psychology - University of Pennsylvania (1981); BA in Psychology - Allegheny College (1975)
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Dr. April Fallon is a psychologist practicing in Bala Cynwyd. She has an interest in group therapy, body image and eating disorders, effects of physical abuse, and child adoption.


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



Recent Publications

"International Medical Graduates in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Adaptation, Training and Contributions"
Gogineni RR, Fallon A, Rao NR
Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America, 19(4), 833-853, 2010.

"Ethical hot spots of combined individual and group therapy: Applying four ethical systems"
Brabender V, Fallon A
International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 59(1):127-147, 2009.

"Interpersonal and Group Dynamics in Running a Residency Call Committee"
Sedky K, Swanljung P, Fallon A
Academic Psychiatry, 31, 84-85, 2007.

"Informed Consent"
Fallon A
International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 56(4), 431-453, 2006.

"Assessment of behavioral and cognitive impulsivity: development and validation of the Lifetime History of Impulsive Behaviors Interview"
Schmidt CA, Fallon AE, Coccaro EF
Psychiatry Research, 126(2), 107-121, 2004.

Recently Published Books

Group Development in Practice: Guidance for Clinicians and Researchers on Stages and Dynamics of Change
Brabender V, Fallon A 
American Psychological Association: Washington, D.C., 2009.

Essentials of Group Psychotherapy
Brabender V, Fallon A, Smolar A 
New York: Wiley, 2004.

Awaiting the Therapist’s Baby
Fallon A, Brabender V
New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc., 2003.

Recent Book Chapters

"A secure connection: The tethering of attachment and good-enough maternal care"
Fallon A, Brabender VM
In: The Mother and Her Child: Clinical Aspects of Attachment, Separation and Loss; S Akhtar (Ed.). New York: Jason Aronson, 2012. 

"The case of Kristen: the psychoanalytic perspective"
Fallon A, Bunce S
In: Comparative Treatments for Eating Disorders; K Miller & JS Mizes, New York: Springer Publishing Co., 2000.


Dr. Fallon is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. She has taught medical students, psychology and social work students, and psychiatric residents for 30 years.

Awards and Honors

  • Psychiatric Educator Award, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society: 2012
  • Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award, Drexel University College of Medicine: 2005-2008, 2010, 2011
  • Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award, Medical College of Pennsylvania: 1989, 1993-1999, 2002, 2003
  • Psychology
Services and Clinical Interests
  • Adoption
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia
  • Eating disorders - resources
  • Clinical Psychology - Friends Hospital (1981)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (EPPI) 1982

"What Therapists Need to Know About Adoptive Parents"
Fallon A, Brabender V
New Jersey State Department of Disabilities, August 22, 2012.

"Interpretation of WAIS IV"
Fallon A
Regional Conference Fielding University, Chapel Hill NC, February 28, 2010.

"Introduction to Intellectual Assessment"
Fallon A
Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA, January 16, 2010.

"Ethical Issues in Group Psychotherapy"
Fallon A 
Center for Systems Centered Psychotherapy, Philadelphia, PA, October 28, 2009.

"When do we need to be in the room: Results of a Pilot Study on Electronic Communication"
Baker N, Fallon A
American Psychological Association National Meetings, Toronto, Canada, August 8, 2009.

"Issues in Administration of the Rorschach"
Fallon A
Fielding Graduate University, Kansas City, MO, July 18, 2009.

"Pearls in Psychotherapy"
Sudak D, Fallon A
Colloquim of Scholars, Philadelphia, PA, April 2009.

"The Therapist’s Entrance into Fatherhood and its Impact on Psychotherapy"
Fallon A, Brabender V, Famador M 
Symposium on Fatherhood, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meetings, Washington, DC, 2008.


This doctor is a non-compensated member of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine.

Academic Location

Department of Psychiatry
4641 Roosevelt Boulevard
Friends Hospital, Scattergood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 610-664-0338
Fax: 215-831-6382

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