Published on February 11th, 2018 | by University Communications


RSVP for Psychology Seminar Series in Chesapeake

Saint Leo University is offering the public, students, faculty, staff, and alumni 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 Education Office, 1434 Crossways Blvd., Suite 175, Chesapeake, VA 23320. 

Dr. Carletta Perry, assistant professor of psychology, Saint Leo University, is the host.

Many of these sessions are geared to help anyone working with individuals with mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, fighting violence and bullying, the opioid crisis, and other topics.

The sessions include:

  • Mental Health First Aid Training – adult, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, February 23. This training is appropriate for anyone 18 or older who wants to learn how to help an adult who may be experiencing a mental health-related crisis or problem. Participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. The speakers for this session are David Dillon and Sheilah Gresham of Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare.
  • Funding an Empire: Creating General Wealth, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 10. The speaker is Tearanie Parker, author of Funding an Empire.
  • A showing of the FBI documentary Chasing the Dragon: The Story of a Heroin Addict and REVIVE training with Dennis Southers and Sabrina Pugh, of Virginia Beach Health and Human Services, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24. REVIVE is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and it teaches how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®). The moderator is Dr. Perry, assistant professor of psychology, Saint Leo University.
  • Stop the Violence: Fighting for a World Without Gangs and Bullies, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 31. The speaker is Bobby Kipper, a retired police officer.
  • Psychology Career and Graduate School Fair and Psi Chi International Honor Society induction ceremony, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 7, in the atrium of the Chesapeake Education Office. 
  • Let’s Talk About Healing: Hope for Those with PTSD and Family Trauma, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 28, at the Chesapeake Education Office. The speakers will be Dr. Harold Addington and Dr. Perry.
  • Psychology and sociology annual graduation cookout and kickball game, 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 20, Buckroe Beach and Park, 100 S. First St., Hampton, VA, 23664.  Sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences for Saint Leo graduates and families, the event is hosted by Dr. Perry and Dr. Eileen O’Brien. RSVP to or

For more information or special accommodations, contact Dr. Carletta Perry at or call (757) 985-2586.

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