Dr. Cassandra Page's passion for clinical psychology was sparked in a high school psychology class and has continued to evolve since. She pursued this passion during her undergraduate career at Pepperdine University. In addition to her family, she is indebted to the mentors and professors who encouraged her to further her studies in psychology.
Dr. Page happened upon the Doctoral program at Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. During her graduate school training, her love for psychology and helping the hurting became more defined as she realized gaps present in both counseling and training the culturally diverse. This lack of cultural competency fueled the research for her doctoral paper, Influences on the Personal and Professional Development of the Black Female Psychologist. Using the theory of intersectionality as a foundation, her research examined the combination of different racial, ethnic, and gender-identity constructs and their influence on the Black female's professional identity development in terms of mentoring, supervision, and mobility in the field of psychology. A charge she stated in this doctoral paper was that those who have attained success in the field have the responsibility to teach and to give back to the upcoming generations.
She intentionally sought and attained teaching assistant and leadership roles that allowed her to integrate multicultural competence into training experiences. Most recently she had the opportunity to complete her pre-doctoral internship in Salina, Kansas, where she served a variety of civilian and military clients in both outpatient and restrictive settings. During internship, she expanded her cultural competence through exposure to military and Midwestern rural culture, and can now officially describe herself as a California transplant with Midwestern values. Dr. Page maintained that one day she would fulfill her charge on a larger scale by returning to a Christian graduate school community that values their faith, the integration of it into their practice, and also recognizes and places great emphasis on the need for diversity training and mentorship of minority students in the clinical psychology field. Self-reflection, friendship, and God's guidance led her to pursue the assistant professorship position that recently opened at Regent University. Shortly after graduation, she was honored to interview and to be selected as an Assistant Professor at Regent University. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work with the graduate student population while also helping culturally diverse students succeed.
Dr. Page enjoys new culinary adventures, baking cookies, and traveling our beautiful country to visit family and friends. She is excited to begin her professional career in Virginia and looks forward to exploring the history and beauty that the east coast has to offer!
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges May 2013
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges May 2009
Johnson, J., Wiles, J., & Page, C. (2015). "Forgiveness and Health: Forgiveness is Good for both Mind and Body." In Olsen, E.L. (Ed.), Forgiveness: Social Significance, Health Impact and Psychological Effects. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
American Psychological Association: Member Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women Division 35, Section One: The Psychology of Black Women Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race; Association of Black Psychologists: Member