School of Psychology & Counseling Prospectus 2020 - Regent University

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LEAD THE WAY REGENT UNIVERSITY

S C H O O L O F P SYC H O LO GY & COUNSELING

C H R I ST I A N L E A D E R S H I P TO C H A N G E T H E WO R L D


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REGENT P R E PA R I N G YO U F O R YO U R C A L L I N G

A degree in psychology or counseling will deepen your understanding of both the science of human behavior and the spiritual truths that give it meaning. Today, in mainstream and faith-based settings across the globe, you’ll find Regent-educated counselors, psychologists, educators, decision-makers, and respected voices in research, scholarship and application of these important areas.

At Regent, you’ll learn how to think about psychological issues and counseling strategies logically and responsibly, through a Christian perspective that values the unique identity of every individual. With accredited programs taught by distinguished professors, you’ll be equipped for professional excellence and ready to help bring healing to the world.

The world needs remarkable Christian leaders. The world needs you. Lead the way.


“ ... IN ABUNDANCE OF COUNSELORS THERE IS VICTORY.” PROVERBS 11:14, NASB

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EXCELLENCE Industry Ready Align with one of the few academic units to simultaneously house the APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology, one doctoral and three CACREP-accredited master’s programs in counseling, plus other graduate psychology and counseling programs. You’ll gain credentials and discipline-specific training relevant to your field, from trauma and crisis counseling certifications to specialized addiction research and more.

Workplace Ready Experience leading-edge mental health theories and treatment approaches firsthand, through scholarly research, community partnerships and international service opportunities. You’ll also develop critical soft skills, such as problem-solving, teamwork, decision-making, and collaboration.

Leadership Ready Enjoy unique opportunities to gain professional expertise and access to top leaders and resources. At Regent, you’ll be challenged to think critically, reason morally, and live out your calling as a principled leader.

A TOP NATIONAL UNIVERSITY U.S. News & World Report, 2020


TOP MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL | 8- & 15-WEEK CLASS SESSIONS* SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE ONLINE, ON-CAMPUS & EVENING COURSES* *Options vary based on degree program. See specific degree listings for details.

E N D U R I N G FA C U LT Y CONNECTIONS

FLEXIBLE PROGRAMS TO F I T YO U R N E E D S

Work with renowned international scholars and practitioners who are invested in your success. These supportive faculty-student connections extend beyond graduation, as you continue to engage and solve problems from a biblical perspective.

Offering counseling degrees online and on campus in Virginia Beach, our programs provide flexibility while emphasizing Christian values and the restoration of relationships: individual-to-God; individual-toindividual; and within family, church and community.

CACREP & APA

DISTINCTLY CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO COUNSELING

ACCREDITED

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs American Psychological Association

Our curriculum focuses on the idea that science and faith do not oppose each other, but, in fact, complement one another.

CONTACT ADMISSIONS 757.352.4498 | 800.681.5906


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INFLUENCE R E G E N T U N I V E R S I T Y ’ S S C H O O L O F P SYC H O LO GY & CO U N S E L I N G A LU M N U S

ALEXANDRA MELCHIORRE ‘18 REGISTERED BEHAVIORAL TECHNICIAN DOCTORAL STUDENT

“I always knew I wanted to serve in the healthcare field, but Regent and my hands-on experience in ABA therapy helped me discover my passion for working with children diagnosed with autism.”

Alexandra Melchiorre will tell you her plate is full, but so is her heart. She is a first-generation college graduate and recent Regent M.S. in Psychology graduate. The knowledge and guidance she gained through that experience gave her confidence to pursue her Psy.D. degree beyond Regent. Alexandra explains, “I’m grateful for my Regent mentors.

Their emphasis on relationships and guidance has helped me navigate a challenging yet rewarding journey.” Through Regent’s master’s program she discovered her place in psychology, fueled by a desire to help children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Alexandra is applying the therapeutic style she developed

at Regent to make a difference: “I’m currently working with children with autism spectrum disorders and their parents.” Alexandra adds that the clinical skills she’ll gain at the doctoral level will further advance her understanding and treatment of developmental disabilities.


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KNOWLEDGE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

M.A. IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING Prepare for state licensure and a meaningful career in professional counseling. Through this program you will learn to integrate theoretical knowledge, behavior change strategies, and ethical considerations needed in the clinical mental health profession.

M.A. IN SCHOOL COUNSELING Learn effective techniques relevant to today’s youth and become equipped to make a difference in the lives of students. Completion of the program allows you to qualify for school counseling licensure or certification within the state board of education.

On Campus or Online with 2 weeklong residencies 60 credit hours Spring or Fall entry

On Campus or Online with 2 weeklong residencies 60 credit hours Spring or Fall entry VDOE approved

APPLY core knowledge and skills in human growth and development, group work, research, and professional ethics.

APPLY the skills needed to meet your state’s licensure requirements for a career in professional counseling within the K-12 public school system.

DIAGNOSE and treat people with emotional and mental health disorders.

ADVOCATE for the personal, social, academic, and career development and success of all students.

PREPARE for real-world clinical practice in clinical and agency mental health organizations, educational settings and private practice.

PRACTICE counseling skills and classroom management strategies to increase promotion and graduation rates, as well as college readiness.

PRACTICE techniques and interventions to treat people impacted by crisis and trauma.

PREPARE for practice and consultation in public and private K-12 school settings.

M.A. IN MARRIAGE, COUPLE & FAMILY COUNSELING

These programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

This program will prepare you to sit (in most states) for the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Exam. Experience hands-on clinical fieldwork while studying theories and models of family systems and dynamics. On Campus or Online with 2 weeklong residencies 60 credit hours Spring or Fall entry APPLY family systems theoretical models to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. IDENTIFY and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system. PREPARE for real-world clinical practice in clinical and agency mental health organizations, educational settings and private practice.

BE PREPARED TO TAKE REQUIRED EXAMS FOR CERTIFICATION / LICENSURE AND APPLY FOR LICENSURE.


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INFLUENCE R E G E N T U N I V E R S I T Y ’ S S C H O O L O F P SYC H O LO GY & CO U N S E L I N G A LU M N U S

DR. CHRIS HULL ‘09 H E A D O F G R A D UAT E CO U N S E L I N G , J O H N B ROW N U N I V E R S I T Y B OA R D O F D I R EC TO R S C H A I R , C AC R E P

“Through my time and experience at Regent, I fell in love with teaching and supervising. It shifted my career focus, which ultimately opened incredible doors I didn’t anticipate.”

Before earning his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, Chris Hull was in private practice serving as a professional counselor. “Although I was making an impact, I was drawn to other facets of mental health, including research and teaching.

I was intrigued by the idea of curriculum development, supervision and training,” Chris explains. Earning his doctorate connected him to his life’s work: “I chose Regent for its professional and thoughtful approach to education, but what shaped me was the mentoring faculty and my

cohort experience.” When asked about his success chairing the CACREP board, Chris gives God the glory, adding, “I feel fortunate to have been selected. What I’m doing now is the most important work of my career.”


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KNOWLEDGE M A S T E R ’ S D E G R E E & C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M S

M.A. IN PASTORAL COUNSELING

M.A. IN HUMAN SERVICES

This nonlicensure program provides training for clergy and lay pastoral counselors, drawing from the Christian psychology, mental health counseling and clinical pastoral education fields.

This nonlicensure program will help you enhance your career as a coach, lay counselor, mediator, or ministry worker. Gain foundational skills in behavioral sciences while specializing in a concentrated area. Courses are taught with a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures, and asynchronous chat room discussion.

Online 30 credit hours 12-month fast-track option 8 start times per year ADDRESS faith issues as an integral component of human care and healing of emotional, spiritual and relational wounds. PRACTICE counseling techniques and gain knowledge in areas such as marriage and family, substance abuse and crisis counseling. EXPLORE biblically based strategies that aid in the emotional and spiritual healing process.

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HOLD THE HIGHEST DEGREE IN THEIR FIELD

Online 30 credit hours 12-month fast-track option 8 start times per year UNDERSTAND counseling intervention strategies and techniques such as mediation, negotiation, anger management, and mentoring. APPLY valuable interpersonal skills using a biblical framework to promote the spiritual and emotional well-being of those seeking help. IDENTIFY and assist individuals struggling with common life-adjustment issues or seeking personal development.

CONCENTRATIONS Addictions Counseling | Biblical Counseling Christian Counseling | Conflict & Mediation Ministry Criminal Justice & Ministry | Grief Counseling Human Services Counseling | Human Services for Student Affairs | Life Coaching | Marriage & Family Ministry | Trauma & Crisis Counseling

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Regent’s Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) are designed to enable licensed and license-eligible professionals to pursue an augmented area of study, which could lead to an additional license. These continuing education certificates will help prepare you for other counseling specialties and enhance your career. Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling | School Counseling | Trauma Counseling Online & On Campus 18 credit hours All certificate coursework must be completed through Regent Note: In most instances, the certificate coursework is acceptable for state licensure requirements in a mental health profession other than one’s master’s-based license. Some certificate programs are not associated with licensure but will extend your skill set beyond the master’s training.


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KNOWLEDGE M A ST E R ’S & D O C TO R A L D EG R E E P RO G R A M S

M.S. IN PSYCHOLOGY

PSY.D. IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

This nonlicensure program will prepare you to use principles of psychology in industries including academia, science, healthcare, and business. You’ll receive top-level training in rapidly growing bodies of discovery about the brain, behavior, and thinking that shape the human experience. Topcounselingschools.org ranks Regent’s M.S. in Psychology among its Top 20 Most Affordable Online Master’s Psychology Programs.

This combined master’s and doctoral degree focuses on training scholar-practitioners and prepares you for national internships and state licensure as a clinical psychologist. You will learn practical application of theory and therapeutic techniques to assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. You’ll also gain hands-on, clinical experience, integrating knowledge, practice and research.

Online 39 credit hours 8 start times per year

On Campus 124 credit hours Complete in 4 years, plus one-year internship Fall entry

LEARN effective techniques in general psychology that are highly valued by employers. DEVELOP skills in analytical thinking, quantitative research, communication, and problem-solving.

EMPLOY evidence-based practice assessment and treatment strategies to promote psychological, physical and spiritual health and functioning.

STUDY the brain and behavioral qualities that impact the human experience.

CONSULT with and mentor other healthcare professionals in the provision of high-quality, whole-person care.

DOCTORAL PREPARATION

INTEGRATE Christian perspectives in scholarship, clinical practice and leadership.

You’ll be equipped to study at the doctoral level in basic science or applied psychology. You will also have the opportunity to conduct, write and defend a thesis in psychology.

CONCENTRATIONS Addictions | Cyberpsychology | Doctoral Preparation | Industrial-Organizational Psychology Leadership Coaching | Marriage & Family

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APA-ACCREDITED MATCH RATE Psy.D. Program, 2020

TOP 10

This program has a strong tradition of diversity training and seeks students who embody a variety of cultural and personal backgrounds and characteristics.

BEST ONLINE PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAMS learn.org, 2020 Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).


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KNOWLEDGE D O C TO R A L D EG R E E P RO G R A M S

PH.D. IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION & SUPERVISION

PH.D. IN COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

This CACREP-accredited terminal degree is designed for licensed mental health professionals and licensed and certified school counselors, as well as those who have completed a master’s in counseling from an accredited college or university. You will build upon your counseling skills while developing new abilities in the areas of teaching, research, leadership and clinical supervision. Taught from a holistic counseling perspective, you’ll also acquire sound ethical and moral standards.

This terminal degree is for the student who doesn’t need professional accreditation and the scholar seeking to impact culture in ministry contexts outside of the formal licensure arena. You will prepare for leadership in mental health counseling, research, scholarship, and psychological science.

Online with 3 weeklong residencies* 66 credit hours Fall entry Complete in 3–4 years Preparation for higher education academics or leadership in counseling profession TEACH, advocate and provide clinical supervision, and integrate faith and reason in the classroom.

Online 51 credit hours Fall, Spring & Summer entry Complete in 3–3 1/2 years DEVELOP an advanced level of understanding of qualitative and quantitative research design, data analysis, as well as oral and written data presentation. PIONEER new ground in the field of psychology through the planning and presentation of your dissertation.

ADMINISTER caring and effective counseling to individuals, groups, couples and families.

EXPLORE subjects including addictive behaviors, disaster trauma, indigenous mental healthcare, and psychometrics.

SUPERVISE and lead in mental health agencies; assume faculty and leadership positions.

CONCENTRATIONS

CONDUCT research and program evaluation relevant to the work setting; produce scholarship at both secular and faith-based schools and agencies.

Addictions Counseling | Biblical Counseling | Grief Counseling | Human Services Counseling | Human Services for Student Affairs | International | Life Coaching | Marriage & Family Ministry | Pastoral Counseling | Research | Trauma & Crisis Counseling

*Three required residencies taken during each of the first three years of the program.

BUILD PROFESSIONAL CREDIBILITY WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


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COMMUNITY R E G E N T I S A P L AC E F O R S T R E N GT H E N I N G YO U R M I N D A N D S O U L

STUDENT RESOURCES Earning your degree takes hard work and determination, so having access to “life tools” is essential to your success. At Regent, we know supportive services help improve the student experience. That’s why you’ll have access to a network of team members and services designed to help you thrive.

STUDENT SUCCESS COACHES

ACADEMIC ADVISORS

CAREER SERVICES

FINANCIAL AID SPECIALISTS

CENTER FOR STUDENT HAPPINESS

DEPARTMENT

COUNSELING SERVICES

CHAIRS & FACULTY MEMBERS

CAMPUS MINISTRIES

L O C A L G E TAWAY S Our campus location offers easy access to a variety of pastimes. VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT | VIRGINIA AQUARIUM & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER VIRGINIA ZOO | WATER COUNTRY USA | BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN | COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG | JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER | WASHINGTON, D.C.


REGENT’S SHAW CHAPEL & DIVINITY BUILDING

AERIAL VIEW OF THE CAMPUS FOUNTAIN

REGENT STUDENTS AT THE VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT

REGENT COMMONS FITNESS CENTER

CHAPEL SERVICE

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER

REGENT UNIVERSITY STUDENT ALUMNI AMBASSADORS

CAFE MOKA ON CAMPUS

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

REGENT’S NIGHT OF WORSHIP

PRAYER GARDEN & SHAW CHAPEL

REGENT ROYALS ATHLETICS

STATE-OF-THE-ART CYBER RANGE

BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG

WASHINGTON, D.C.


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IMPACT BE TR ANSFORMED, THEN GO CHANGE THE WORLD

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SERVICE A C T I V E - D U T Y M I L I TA R Y, V E T E R A N & DEPENDENT BENEFITS

25% tuition reduction for veterans and active-duty service members.

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15% tuition reduction for spouses of active-duty service members.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill* Yellow Ribbon Program and Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) participation, as well as other generous discounts. Dedicated faculty and military teams are available to address your career opportunities and academic needs. regent.edu/military

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*Admission requirements vary by program. “GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


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OF SPC FACULTY HOLD LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION AS PSYCHOLOGISTS OR COUNSELORS.

THE REGENT WAY Some universities ask you to choose between academic excellence, practical application and spiritual depth. Regent offers it all — making it a smart investment. If you’re ready to lead the way in your field and make a real difference, Regent is ready to prepare you. Admissions 757.352.4498 | 800.681.5906 psycounadmissions@regent.edu Admissions Requirements regent.edu/spc/admissions

REGENT’S PSY.D. MATCH RATE IS

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HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

Financial Aid 757.352.4385 | regent.edu/finaid

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With programs accredited by APA and CACREP, and taught by distinguished professors, Regent’s SPC graduates are solidly grounded in both the science of human behavior and the faith-based principles of restoration and renewal.

1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 800.681.5906 • regent.edu/spc • psycounadmissions@regent.edu

Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Regent University. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has accredited the following programs in the School of Psychology & Counseling: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. Phone: 703.535.5990, Mailing Address: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314. The Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA), accredits the doctoral program in clinical psychology of the School of Psychology & Counseling. Phone: 202.336.5979, Mailing Address: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. Regent University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age or veteran status in admissions, treatment or access to its programs and activities, or in the administration of educational policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletics or other University programs. In addition, Regent does not discriminate based on religion, except as necessary to comply with Regent’s Standard of Personal Conduct and Statement of Christian Community and Mission. View the full nondiscrimination policy at regent.edu/nondiscrim. Questions or concerns regarding discrimination based on sex may be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinator at T9Coordinator@regent.edu, or the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights at OCR@ed.gov. To learn more about Disability Services or to contact Regent’s Section 504 coordinator, visit regent.edu/disability. Regent University is authorized to operate in the state of Virginia and is exempt from the requirements of certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. COU181487