Published on January 12th, 2017 | by University Communications


Psychology Seminar Series set for Virginia locations

Saint Leo University is offering alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the public the opportunity to learn more about psychology and how it can help everyone.

The university’s School of Arts and Sciences is presenting the Psychology Seminar Series at the university’s Chesapeake and Newport News locations, as well as some Suffolk locations.

Several of these sessions are geared to help anyone working with individuals with mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal thoughts. The Mental Health First Aid and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) sessions offer certifications and are “great for police officers, EMTs, college advisors, professors, staff, future psychologists, social workers, and human service workers,” said organizer Dr. Carletta Perry, Saint Leo University assistant professor of psychology.

The free seminars kick off on Friday, January 20, at Saint Leo’s Chesapeake Education Office, 1434 Crossways Blvd., Suite 175, Chesapeake, VA  23320. The first session will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the topic is Mental Health First Aid Training for adults. Speakers will be from the Chesapeake Behavioral Health Authority.

A second Mental Health First Aid training for adults session will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, January 27, at Saint Leo University’s Newport News Education Office, One BayPort Way, Suite 160, Newport News, VA  23606. Presenters are the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board.

On Thursday, February 2, the topic will be Mental Health First Aid training for youth, and this seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Western Tidewater Community Services Board office, 5268 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA  23434. Contact Terry Carroll at or (757) 942-1971 to register. Seating is limited.

“The Successful Student: Mind, Body, Spirit … and Finances!” is the topic for the Saturday, February 25, seminar to be held 10 a.m. to noon at the Saint Leo University Chesapeake office. Speakers include Dr. Carletta Perry (mind), assistant professor, author, and motivational speaker; Jewrell Marktoevis (body), owner of Body Matrix; Feleece Williams (spirit) ministry leader; and Tearanie Parker (finances) author and creator of Funding an Empire.

A Career and Graduate School Fair is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 17, in the atrium of the Saint Leo University Chesapeake Education Office. In addition to faculty from Saint Leo University, representatives from Regent University, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and the College of William and Mary will attend. This will be an opportunity to learn more about psychology, counseling, social work, and the human services field.

A two-day session on the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) will take place 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, March 23-March 24, at the Western Tidewater Community Services Board office. To register, contact Terry Carroll or (757) 942-1971. Seating is limited.

The final seminar will be held 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 8, at Saint Leo’s Newport News Education Office. The topic will be “Forensic Psychology and the Law: Demystified!” Speakers will include Dr. Earle Williams, Dr. William Hathaway, and Hampton Roads law enforcement officials. In addition, there will be a Psi Chi honor society induction ceremony to recognize the academic excellence of Saint Leo University students.

For more information or to register, contact Dr. Perry at or call (757) 985-2586.

The views expressed during this event are those of the speaker/presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

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