School of Psychology & Counseling

The Practitioner-Scholar Conference at Hampton Roads

Dates: May 21-22, 2015 (Please see Tentative Schedule for further details)
Hosted by: Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
Important links: Proposal Submission Form | Conference Registration (coming soon!)

Keynote Speakers

John Norcross Erica Wise
John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Scranton

Presentation Title:
“Psychotherapy Relationships and Treatment Adaptations That Work”
Erica H. Wise, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor & Director of Psychological Services
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lee Underwood  
Lee A. Underwood, Psy.D.
Regent University

Conference tracks include:

  • Undergraduate Track
  • Graduate School Track
  • Professional Psychology Track

Our goal is to present opportunities for

  • Education
  • Networking
  • Mentoring

We also seek to provide a venue for students to gain professional presentation experience and to facilitate collaboration within the local community and across mental health disciplines.

The Practitioner-Scholar Conference is planning a variety of programs designed to enhance competencies, inspire future research initiatives, and promote awareness.

2015 Conference Objectives to be offered this year:

  • Becoming active participants in the development of our evolving field
  • Providing opportunities for students and professionals to participate in advance training and professional development
  • Inspiring future research initiatives and training opportunities
  • To encourage the collaboration of various disciplines within the field of mental health
  • Creating mentoring/networking opportunities between developing and established professionals
  • Offering training in empirically based interventions to trainees and professionals

General Conference Schedule

May 21, 2015; Thursday
8:15am - 9:00am Check in
9:00am Keynote speaker
10:30am - 11:00am Coffee break
11:00am - noon Break out session
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Poster session
2:00pm - 3:00pm Break out session
3:15pm - 4:45pm Keynote speaker
*There will be a student led activity in the evening led by Regent University PsyD students.

May 22, 2015; Friday
9:00am Keynote speaker
10:30am - 11:00am Coffee break
11:00am - noon Break out session
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Break out session
2:15pm - 3:45pm Keynote speaker

The mission of the Practitioner-Scholar Conference is to embrace the Vail model of graduate training, advancing knowledge, skills, and competencies through a distinct focus on clinical integration. We are set apart by our commitment to connecting research, theory, and practice through education, collaboration, and professional development.

Conference Registration

Coming soon! Registration includes conference materials.


Tiffany Channing and Susan George

APA Approved CE Sponsorship

The Practitioner-Scholar conference offers 10 hours of Continuing Education Credit. Regent University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Regent University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Regent University