Dr. Kathleen Arveson's work is characterized by her commitment to students and clients. She received a Master's degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, and worked in the early years of her career in student services as an academic and program advisor. Since then, she has worked hard to ensure that her students find her to be accessible, helpful and interested in their everyday concerns and long-term goals. She received a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland.

During the years between student development work and teaching at Regent University, she concentrated on building a private practice and raising two daughters. Her private practice includes developing a church counseling center, working with a variety of private agencies, and developing a private practice. During the time at the church practice, she helped develop a Preparing for Marriage Ministry.

Her teaching at Regent University is primarily focused on building clinical expertise in counseling skills and internship as well as teaching a wide variety of academic coursework. She summarizes her passion by the word 'equipping.' She strives to equip students to be professional counselors, for clients to manage the challenges of their lives, and for couples to enter married life with realistic expectations and resources for success.

Outside of the classroom, she and her husband were founding members (in 1978) of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington, D.C. The Institute is established to educate lay Christians in theology and assist them to apply a Christian mindset to all areas of life, both professional and personal. She also served for several years as a mentor and board member for the National Center for Leadership.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Arveson, K. (2008). "Challenges for the empty nest marriage." Faith & Therapy. Vol 2(1).

Arveson, K. (2007). "Building a sound marital house: issues to consider when counseling couples preparing for marriage." Faith & Therapy. Vol 1 (3).

Arveson, K. (2006). "A conceptual model for integrating spirituality into the diagnosis and counseling treatment plan." In Waltz, G., Bleurer, J., Yep, R. Vistas: Compelling Perspectives on Counseling 2006. ACA, Alexandria VA.

Arveson, K. (Fall, 2003). "Theophostic ministry and schizophrenia." Journal of the International Association for Theophostic Ministry, Vol. 1, p. 32-34.

Encyclopedia Entries, Interviews & Book Reviews:

Arveson, K. (2004). Review of the book, Keeping the Faith in Late Life by Susan Eisenhandler, Sociology of Religion, Vol. 65 (3), 306-307.

Arveson, K. (1993) "Who is studying religion? An analysis of religious variables in psychology dissertations," 1983-1987. (Doctoral dissertation). Baltimore: Loyola College.

Other Publications:

Arveson, K. (2010). "How to prepare for the empty nest." New Life Webpage, June, 2010: http://newlife.com/how-to-prepare-for-the-empty-nest/


Current Professional Affiliations and Development: Certified Professional Counselor (Maryland Certification #000645)

Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)

Member, Christian Association of Psychological Services (CAPS)

Certified Field Traumatologist, Green Cross, 2013

Certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor

Consultant, New Life Ministries

Certification, Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2012, Falls Church, VA

Meet Our Faculty

David Jones, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor in Counseling

757.352.4690 djones@regent.edu
Anna Ord, Psy.D.

M.S. in General Psychology Program Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4673 annashi@regent.edu
Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.

Assistant PSC Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4292 cpage@regent.edu
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.

Director of Marriage & Ministry Assessment Training & Empowerment (MMATE) Center


757.352.4296 jennrip@regent.edu
Anderson B. Rowan, Ph.D.

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program Director


757.352.4433 arowan@regent.edu
James N. Sells, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Academics

M.A. in Pastoral Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies Programs Interim Director


757.352.4368 jsells@regent.edu
Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.

Counseling Department Chair

Clinical Counseling Programs Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4499 jrsmith@regent.edu
Amy Trout, Psy.D.

M.A. in Human Services Program Director

757.352.4349 atrout@regent.edu
Cyrus Williams, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4576 cwilliams2@regent.edu
Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.

Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice

Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity


757.352.4829 markyar@regent.edu
Olya Zaporozhets, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity

Assistant Professor

757.352.4700 ozaporozhets@regent.edu


Evelyn Biles, Ph.D.
Jill Brue, Ph.D.
Ashleigh Bruns, Ph.D.
Gary Collins, Ph.D.
John Ferreira, Ph.D.
Michael Franks, Ph.D.
Todd Grande, Ph.D.
Ularisi Green, Ph.D.
Kim Harris
Kristel Headley
Emily Hervey, Psy.D.
Tracy Jackson, Ph.D.
George Jefferson, Ph.D.
David Jennings, Ph.D.
Margaret Jensen, Ph.D.
Gregg Jensen, Ph.D.
John Kennedy, Ph.D.
Patricia King
Shannon Kuschel
Robert Kuschel
Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
Kimberly Lokeman, Ph.D.
Lisa Mazzio, Psy.D.
Jessica McCleese, Ph.D.
Elena McSwain, Psy.D.
Tricia Mikolon, Ph.D.
Kristie Norwood, Ph.D.
Lynn Olson Page, Ph.D., ABPP
Kamala Palmer, Ph.D.
Jennifer Park Teppig
Agatha Parks-Savage, Ph.D.
Jeremy Ruckstaetter, Ph.D.
Mary Sanderfer, Ph.D.
Scott Sautter, Ph.D.
Renee Seay, Ph.D.
Tabitha Sierra, Psy.D.
Rachel Stephens, Psy.D.
Paul Stevenson
Gregory Stewart, Ph.D.
Amanda Trent, Ph.D.
Kristyn Troyer, Psy.D.
Jerry Vuncannon, Ph.D.
Joyce Wagner
Donald Walker, Ph.D.
Melissa Windham, Ph.D.
Sara Wood, Ph.D.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.