Mission, Philosophy & Distinctives
Regent University serves as a center of Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world.
To be the most influential, Christian, transformational university in the world. We aspire to this vision as defined by these specific attributes and measured collectively.
These values are central to Regent and have guided it since its founding:
Regent University has as its focal point the teachings, practices and person of Jesus Christ, and fosters a trans-denominational environment.
Regent University will be recognized for its excellence in education, scholarship, service and workplace environment.
Regent values authentic, servant leadership and seeks to equip leaders to have a global impact.
The School of Psychology & Counseling
The Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling provides leadership for exemplary educational programs. Its professional programs integrate sound practice skills, disciplinary competence and biblically based values to promote human welfare with a focus on service provision to individuals, family, church and community.
The Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling endeavors to provide leadership in integration of sound clinical procedure and biblically based values in program development and health service provision with a focus on family, church and community. Our efforts stem from two central passages of Scripture, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself," (Matthew 22:37-39); and "Love each other as I have loved you," (John 15:12). The methods and purposes of counseling and psychology are always to be held against these biblical standards.
We aim to educate graduates to provide healing and restoration to members of the local and world community through the application of biblical principles and professional excellence.
The School of Psychology & Counseling prepares graduates from a Christian worldview, while adhering to the highest standards of each discipline. Our professional programs prepare graduates in a distinctly Christian manner while meeting accreditation, certification and educational requirements for licensure. These programs are designed for individuals to take their knowledge into every corner of the world in order to assist people in the prevention and resolution of the problems of human living. A strong emphasis is placed on the restoration of relationships: individual to God; individual to individual; and restoration within the family, the church and the community. It is our goal that individuals who graduate from our programs will be exemplary, reflecting the character of Christ within their personal and professional lives.