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Making Sense of Tragedy; Is It Possible?

A Message from Dr. William Hathaway

Dean, School of Psychology & Counseling

The Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling has been actively engaged in helping to meet the needs of those who suffer traumas, tragedies and other life challenges for many years through training and services our team of mental health educators and students offer. Our graduate programs in clinical psychology and professional counseling, and our counseling ministry programs, train students to help others with the resources of the mental health professions. We maintain the most prestigious accreditations in our fields to ensure a high standard is achieved in our training.

As a Christian university, we desire to do more than merely offer academic training. We seek to train and serve at the same time.

Events like the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach tragedy impact us all in so many ways. Individuals may need different things and find different things helpful, but seeking out effective support so that one does not suffer alone is a common part of the healing process. This can come from many sources: one’s faith community, normal social ties, a surprising relationship that emerges during the crisis, or mental health professionals.

If you are having difficulty finding the support or assistance you may need, our Psychological Services Center can point you to some options.The clinic can be reached by phone at 757.352.4488. I also encourage you to share this video message by Dr. Daniel Holland, one of Regent’s associate professors. Additional resources will follow.

As members of this community so sadly impacted, we will do what we can to help you not walk through this alone.