School of Psychology & Counseling

Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision Message from the Program Coordinator

There are three outstanding characteristics of our Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision. First, there is a core faculty, consisting of full-time professors who work exclusively with doctoral students. While the master's in counseling faculty and the psychology faculty are available for research and will teach some courses, students in the doctoral program are predominately mentored through relationships with the Ph.D. faculty who understand the issues of online education, and are wholly committed to assisting you in completing your Ph.D. education. Students in the doctoral program are not left to wander through the isolated desert of academia without a guide. Though our students may be all over the world, our faculty is anchored to the campus at Virginia Beach.

A second characteristic is that the online format permits a diversity of students not otherwise possible in a traditional "brick and mortar" program. Think about the wonderful richness of a counseling program that offers a potential for worldwide diversity. You may be reading this letter, contemplating Ph.D. studies from your home in New York City; Seoul, Korea; Nairobi, Kenya; or Topeka, Kansas. Anyone with a computer and online access can potentially study with us.

Finally, the Christian faith is the cornerstone of the doctoral program. Students who study at Regent are seeking to become Ph.D. scholars in counseling. We teach the values of healing and human restoration in the mental health profession, and the values of healing and human restoration found in the Christian tradition. This begins with a commitment to biblical understanding, and an integration of two thousand years of Christian theology and practice with the science of counseling developed over the past century.

It is certainly worth mentioning the significance of the CACREP accreditation which was conferred upon the program in January 2008. This marked a milestone in the counseling profession as our program became the first online doctoral program in counselor education to receive such accreditation. This is further evidence how our program offers you excellence in professionally based, biblically centered education without your having to relocate to our campus. This type of program provides you flexibility that many adult learners need and desire. The latest instructional theories and technologies are incorporated into the program to ensure an exciting and challenging state-of-the-art course of study for you.

Links on this website will guide you to further information about the program. If you have any other questions, please call the office of admissions at 800.681.5906 to speak with an admissions counselor or email

Mark Newmeyer, Ed.D.
Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor,
Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision
Classroom Building (CRB) 221
Phone: 757.352.4828

Postal address:
Regent University
School of Psychology & Counseling
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach VA 23464-9800

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