Psychological Services Center

Contact Details:

Classroom Building, Suite 188

757.352.4488 (Phone) I 757.352.4362 (Fax)

psc@regent.edu

Mailing Address: Psychological Services Center
Regent University
1000 Regent University Drive, CRB 188
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

The Psychological Services Center provides outreach as a professional counseling resource center to Regent’s students and the Hampton Roads community. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association through the Doctor of Psychology Clinical Program within the School of Psychology & Counseling. The center is staffed by clinical psychologists who offer supervision to doctoral and master’s level students. Clinical psychology doctoral students provide clinic services and trainees perform assessments and/or clinical services, under supervision. Trainees also offer services regularly at the Career Resource Center (Regent University Student Services) and off campus at Virginia Beach Court Services Unit.

M-F: 9 am – 5 pm  (Subject to the academic calendar and inclement weather cancellations)

Evening appointments: Available on select days until 8 pm

 

Services

  • This is meant to gather relevant data, make sound clinical decisions regarding the therapy, facilitate an understanding of the therapy process and secure appropriate documentation.
  • The intake therapist asks structured questions regarding the presenting problem and explore factors that could be impacting the situation.
  • Clients are invited to complete some paperwork verifying that they understand their rights and responsibilities (HIPAA forms, Informed Consent, etc.).
  • When the intake is completed, a clear course of action should be identified (e.g., individual therapy, group/family/couple therapy, assessment services, or a referral to another agency that better suits the client’s needs).
  • It is usually scheduled for 1.5 hours.
  • This focuses on personal concerns of the client.
  • Frequent presenting problems include depression, relationship concerns, and parenting issues.
  • Clients usually meet weekly for an hour session to determine key issues, establish a course of treatment, and monitor progress.
  • The therapist determines the best approach and adjusts treatment interventions accordingly.
  • It addresses relational concerns between two individuals that identify as a couple or partners:
    • Married couples
    • Couples in a committed relationship seeking to transition into marriage
    • Couples in a decision phase about their relationship
  • Both parties are expected to attend therapy sessions and may be asked to complete exercises.
  • The therapist ascertains the most optimal model.
  • It addresses the family, while recognizing individual members as unique contributors.
  • Influences such as family traditions and styles of communication are assessed.
  • Family members are invited to actively participate in sessions and support each other.
  • The therapist partners with the family to reach identified goals.
  • Comprehensive psychological evaluations are offered in various areas including but not limited to the assessment of:
    • Learning disabilities
    • Interpersonal relational styles
    • Psychological disorders
  • Testing services can be done alone or to augment therapeutic interventions.
  • They are provided at the Psychological Services Center and the Career Resource Center located in the Student Services Building.
  • Career counseling and consultation services are meant to offer direction and guidance in the career decision-making process.
  • Many people find that 2-3 career consultation sessions can assist with the decision-making process.
  • Career consultants offer assessment, referral, in-person and distance consultations, and support for the career directors within each school at the university.
  • The PSC participates in a number of outreach events within the community and in partnership with national organizations.
  • People can request workshops, seminars or tabling events through the PSC Outreach Team (OT). The OT provides consultation and liaison services to each of the schools at Regent University. Services may include tabling events, seminars and presentations on PSC services as well as relevant psychological topics, and diversity outreach to the greater Hampton Roads community.
  • For more information on upcoming clinic events, go to the clinic events page.
  • To request outreach services, please contact us at psc@regent.edu
  • Areas of consultation include, but are not limited to:
    • Conflict resolution
    • Stress management
    • Time management
    • Career exploration
    • Spiritual direction
    • Wellness initiatives
    • Avoiding procrastination
    • Optimizing one’s quality of life
    • Child behavior
    • Identity concerns
  • Topics for workshop presentations include dealing with depression, promoting cultural awareness, improving one’s self-esteem, career exploration and planning, and health/wellness.
  • Other areas of interest may be requested as well by sending an email to psc@regent.edu.
  • This can be a primary source of care or be used in addition to individual, family, or couple therapy.
  • It acts as a good venue to develop social skills, address isolation, and cultivate proactive coping strategies.
  • When available, group therapy is primarily offered during spring semesters (January-April) and ranges in areas of interest.

The following services are not offered by our clinic.

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Emergency appointments
  • Chemical dependency programs
  • Child custody evaluations
  • Court mandated referrals
  • All services to ineligible Regent School of Psychology & Counseling students. See Program Handbook for alternative services
  • Online or phone counseling services

Overview

 Carissa Dwiwardani, Regent University Psychological Services Center.l Carissa Dwiwardani

Director, Psychological Services Center

Associate Professor (2015)
(757) 352.4280

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Biola University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Biola University
B.A., Psychology, Biola University

Cassandra Page, Regent University Psychological Services Center. Cassandra Page

Assistant Director, Psychological Services Center

Assistant Professor (2014)
(757) 352.4292

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Biola University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Biola University
B.A., Psychology, Pepperdine University

 Linda Baum, Regent University Psychological Services Center. Linda Baum

Associate Professor (2012)
(757) 352.4371

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
B.S., Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

  William L. Hathaway

Dean, School of Psychology & Counseling
Professor (2003)
757-352-4294

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical Center ADHD clinic
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University
M.A., Clinical Psychology,  Bowling Green State University
M.A., Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
B.A., Psychology, Philosophy of Religion, Taylor University  

 Judy Johnson, Regent University Psychological Services Center. Judy Johnson

Professor (2005)
(757) 352.4476

Post-doctoral Fellow, Geriatric Neuropsychology & Research, New Orleans V.A.M.C. & DePaul Hospital
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Loyola University
M.A., Psychology, George Mason University
B.S., Psychology, James Madison University

Kristie Norwood

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., M.S., University Memphis
B.S., James Madison University

  Anna Ord

Program Director, M.S. in General Psychology

Assistant Professor (2016)
757-352-4673

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Regent University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Regent University
MBA, Miami University
BBA, Academy of National Economy, Moscow

 Jennifer Ripley, Regent University Psychological Services Center. Jennifer Ripley

Professor (2007)
(757) 352-4296

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., Psychology, Nyack College

 Jim Sells, Regent University Psychological Services Center. Jim Sells

Assistant Dean for Academics
Counseling Department Chair

Professor (2006)
(757) 352-4368

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California
M.S.Ed., Counseling, Northern Illinois University
M.A., Educational Ministries, Wheaton College
B.A., Social Science and Secondary Education, Biola University

 Erynne Shatto, Regent University Psychological Services Center. Erynne Shatto

Assistant Professor (2016)
(757) 352-4673

Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychology, University of South Alabama
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Emporia State University
B.S., Psychology, Harding University

 Mark Yarhouse, Regent University Psychological Services Center. Mark Yarhouse

Professor (2006)
(757) 352-4829

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
M.A., Theological Studies, Wheaton College
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
B.A., Philosophy and Art, Calvin College

Donna Thomas, Psychological Services Center, Regent University.Donna Thomas
(757) 352.4481

Manages overall PSC administrative systems and processes.

Provides administrative training for 2nd Year PsyD student service providers.

Provides administrative training and supervision of team of Administrative Graduate Assistants.

Liaison with other Regent administrative offices and large pool of community partners.

CLINIC GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

Kamil Danawa, Gabrielle Montez, Katherine Livi and Hannah Harden

The Psychological Services Center is committed to assisting the School of Psychology & Counseling faculty with their ongoing research endeavors. Regent University Psychological Services Center Research provides more information about current and past research.

The Psychological Services Center adheres to the highest standards of client care as outlined by the guidelines of the American Psychological Association* and state regulations. 

Information disclosed to the service provider is held in strict confidence to facilitate quality therapeutic alliances and assessment experiences. In certain circumstances, it may become necessary to break that confidence to ensure safety. 

These circumstances include threats directed at another person, threats to injure or harm oneself, indications of elder abuse and/or indications of child abuse. In these cases, the goals of safety and the client’s well being are central. 

Clinic staff may need to consult with or involve other mental health professionals and/or public safety representatives to address safety concerns.

* Commission on accreditation, American Psychological Association (APA) (202) 336-5979.

How will I know if I need to see a therapist for my problem?

If you find that your problem is affecting your daily functioning, it may be beneficial to consult with a therapist. When you become preoccupied with the issue, have difficulty concentrating on other areas of your life, or have notable mood shifts, you are restricted from living a full life. Consulting with a therapist is a resourceful exchange that can help to gain perspective and identify alternative ways to handle the situation. People also meet with a therapist to optimize their life.  

How can I be sure that my information is kept confidential?

Clinical records are kept confidential based on legal and ethical standards. In addition to Virginia laws which govern the quality handling of clinical records, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates storing, transfer, and copy practices of all medical records. The Psychological Services Center adheres to the high standards of HIPAA practice and all state laws governing clinical records.

Can I get family therapy if I also want individual therapy?

Yes. Depending on the presenting concern, some clients benefit from participating in multiple forms of treatment. Other options include couple therapy, and when offered, group therapy. It is important to discuss all aspects of your situation with your therapist so that an appropriate placement can be made.

How long should treatment take?

The duration of therapy depends on your presenting concern. Treatment length should be discussed with your therapist. Factors that impact treatment outcomes include how frequently you meet with your therapist, how committed you are to working on your issues outside of the session, and the severity of the problem.

I am interested in some of the PSC workshops but am not a regent student. Can I attend?

Yes. You are invited to attend workshops and discussion groups (Cultural Diversity Lunch Series and Paradigm Shift Initiative) that are facilitated through the PSC. Please email us at psc@regent.edu to register.

For more answers, please contact us at psc@regent.edu or use the Questions/Comments form in the tile below.

Questions/Comments

Regent University Psychological Services Center (PSC) makes every effort to provide current and relevant information on its web page. The user agrees to abide by federal copyright laws and all other applicable laws of the United States and/or the state of Virginia, as well as the terms of this disclaimer. The web page (system) provides information regarding the services of the PSC and disclaims any liability whatsoever for any information, documentation, programs, software, or other material (‘information’) that is or may become a part of the system. The user is hereby informed that by accessing and using this system, he or she assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained on the system may be offensive, inaccurate, incomplete, and/or may not meet the needs of the user. The entire risk as to the use of the system is assumed by the user.

Note: The content of this disclaimer was inspired by material retrieved from the University of Florida web site disclaimer.

Fees & Scheduling

current prices*

  • Intake $40
  • Individual Therapy: $40
  • Family Therapy: $40
  • Couple Therapy: $40
  • Career Assessment: $60
  • Basic Comprehensive Assessment: $350
  • Premium Comprehensive Assessment: $500
  • Career Executive Profile: $500
  • Group Therapy $20

* These are subject to change. Please call 352.4488 for the latest information.

Waivers & discounts

  • Local Regent students & immediate family members:
    • Therapy session fees are waived
    • 50% discount on assessment services
  • Regent employees & immediate family members:
    • 50% discount on therapy and assessments

copying records

There is a .50 cent per page fee for copying records. To request record copies, the client must present a state issued picture ID, a notarized release of information, and allow 72 hours to process the request (excluding holidays and semester breaks).

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED

Payments can be made by cash (exact change appreciated) or check made payable to Regent University. No credit cards are accepted. A receipt will be provided for payments to your account.

INSURANCE INFOrmation

Insurance is not accepted at the PSC and cannot be billed for services.

How to schedule

Call the Psychological Services Center at (757)352-4488 to schedule an appointment. The intake appointment is usually scheduled for 1.5 hours to allow for an initial evaluation of your concern.

Please do not email for appointment scheduling.

 

rescheduling & cancellations

Call 24 hours before your appointment to cancel or reschedule appointments. Charges may be applied for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance or for missed appointments.

Please do not email for appointment rescheduling. Messages may not be retrieved in time to adjust the service provider’s schedule, and you may still be charged for a missed appointment.

Email and question/comment form are for seeking information only. Policy does not permit email communication with individuals once they become clients of the Psychological Services Center.

missed appointments

Clients are responsible for making every possible effort to keep their appointments in order to make progress toward established goals and to effectively partner with their therapists.

If you cannot keep an appointment, please contact the PSC as soon as possible at 352.4488 to cancel and/or reschedule.

Clients who cancel appointments less than 24 hours in advance, or who fail to keep their scheduled appointments (except for emergencies), are subject to payment of the fee assigned to the scheduled service. Payment of this fee will be expected prior to the next scheduled session.

Late arrival

Clients arriving more than 10 minutes late to their scheduled appointments may be asked to reschedule.

Pastors can endorse members of their church for assessment and therapy at the PSC. Based on the referral, the church member would be eligible for a 50% reduction on standard therapy fees and the cost of a battery of tests.

Events & Resources

Purpose

The Psychological Services Center features the Cultural Diversity Lunch Series each fall and spring. This is an initiative designed to promote cultural awareness, student professional development, and spiritual integration. It also facilitates community partnerships with Regent University. As of spring 2005, the program provides Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for selected presentations. Mental health professionals will have the opportunity to get licensure credit for participating in the series, depending on state laws regulating their license status.

process

Students enrolled in the clinical psychology doctoral program (Psy.D.) are encouraged to submit presentation proposals that can be facilitated alone, with a fellow student, with a Regent faculty member, or a representative from the Hampton Roads community. After a review process (faculty and student representative), selected presentations are featured in the fall and spring series. The presentations are 1-1.5 hours in length and address the various dimensions of diversity (e.g., race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, and spiritual/religious orientation).

Schedule

One Continuing Education Hour is available for Cultural Diversity Series events.

Date/ Time Title Speaker Location
03/27/17

5:30-7:30 pm

The Fermata: Creating Pause to Facilitate Conversation Between Psychology and the Church Morgan Nicholas & Amber Perkins  TBD
Minority Health Disparity Awareness Courtney Brown & Maura Jenkins

To register, email us at psc@regent.edu.

 

Please use the “Submit Proposal” tab below to submit your proposal.

PURPOSE

The Paradigm Shift Initiative is a dialogue-based forum to explore Christian perspectives that address life’s difficult questions and challenges from an integrative psychological framework.

PROCESS

Books are selected prior to each meeting to guide topical discussions along the various dimensions of spirituality, moral development, ethical practices, and psychological well-being. The mode of discussion is geared to address compelling integration challenges from a Socratic framework (questioning areas without clear answers). Meetings are scheduled for one-hour blocks and are open to all Regent students, staff, and faculty, as well as representatives from the Hampton Roads community.

SCHEDULE

Date & Time Title Presenters Location
11/16/16 Social Justice Issues in Psychology TBA
Allyship & Battle Fatigue Dr. Cassandra Page, Courtney Brown, Ashley Langlois
History of Racial Bias in Psychology Testing Nicole Scott & Emily Soukhanouvong
Judicial Outcomes for Adolescent Offenders: Racial Bias & Implications Johanna Riojas & Lauren Jacobs

Stay posted for Paradigm Shift Initiative events 2017-18.


Please use the “Submit Proposal” tab below to submit your proposal.

Proposal Parameters

PSC Topic Proposal Form

  • Please list all presenters and ensure that they are willing and able to present this topic.
  • Tell us about your topic. Be sure to include what information will be presented, when you wish to present, why you wish to present this topic (i.e., what do you hope to accomplish), any equipment you will need for your presentation, and any other information that you think is pertinent to your presentation.

    Please Note: In order to present at the Cultural Diversity Lunch Series, at least one of the presenters MUST be a current student of the School of Psychology & Counseling.

    Facilitating a Paradigm Shift Initiative dialogue is open to all Regent faculty, staff, and students.

emergencies

The Emergency Crisis Line: 757-627-5433

The Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center: 757-496-6000

Self-Help Brochures

The Psychological Services Center has selected key areas to develop the Self-Help Brochures Series. Topics include help for addiction, depression, disorders and relationship violence. If you would like to speak with a therapist as a follow up to reading the brochure, please contact us at (757) 352.4488.

Useful Links

Want to know more about organizations like the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA) and Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)? Learn about them and access useful links to their sites.