Victor F. Pantesco, EdD

Associate Professor and Director of PSC
Psychological Services Center

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Highest Degree

EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Received his doctorate in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University in 1988. Dr. Pantesco has multiple clinical foci. Primary within them are health psychology, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Pantesco was the chief psychologist in an addictions hospital for eight years and continues to work clinically with that population. Since 1996 he has been a speaker on three occasions at the Harvard Medical School national conferences on addictions and adolescent self-destructive behavior. He has also given numerous trainings on such topics as ethics and substance abuse treatment, treating dual diagnosis, working with substance-abusing trauma victims, ethics within training programs, and clinical hypnosis.

Dr. Pantesco is the Director of the Psychological Services Center, the on-site training clinic in the Department of Clinical Psychology, and has served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Directors of Psychology Training Clinics. Dr. Pantesco is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Pantesco works from a transtheoretical perspective integrating humanistic, developmental, strategic, cognitive-behavioral, reality, and existential theories. He is very interested in what forms and sustains therapeutic effectiveness. He is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire and continues in a private practice begun in 1988.